Cooperatives unlock opportunities


From time immemorial, Batswana have been a close knit society that helped the less privileged through various interventions. These forms of cooperation acted as formal interventions and an engine of economic growth that transformed the lives of many. As Botswana prepares to celebrate the International Day of Co-operatives, popularly referred to as CoopsDay, Mmegi Correspondent, LEBOGANG MOSIKARE, writes that the meaningful contribution of cooperatives to the country’s economy cannot be overemphasised

FRANCISTOWN: Botswana’s cooperative movement comprises consumer cooperatives, agricultural marketing and supplies cooperatives, savings and credit cooperatives, producer cooperatives and thrift and loan cooperatives.

Cooperatives had and continue to help Batswana in various ways.

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