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.

Editor's Comment
Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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