As Guyana joins the rest of the world in observing the 85th International Co-operatives’ Day, Deputy Permanent Secretary within the Ministry of Social Protection, Adrian Ramrattan stated that the co-operation is “an important mechanism in the development of a nation.”
Ramrattan was at the time delivering the featured address at the Co-operatives Day Rally and Exhibition 2018 held at the Arthur Chung Convention Center. He opined that the importance of co-operative societies is “more relevant today than ever before.”
Attendees purchasing products on sale.
School Children interacting with a member from a Co-op Group.
Institute of Applied Science and Technology displaying their products.
The Deputy- Permanent Secretary said “from the inception of the cooperative movement at a national level,” it encountered a numerous challenges and, to this date, similar challenges prevail. The Deputy Permanent Secretary encouraged the attendees, most of whom were members of co-operative societies across the nation, to overcome the challenges faced so that “the modern cooperative society can be properly positioned in a tri-sector economy which can yield a good life for our citizens”.
International Cooperatives Day is celebrated globally on the first Saturday in the month of July. This year, it was celebrated under the theme, “Co-operatives; Sustainable Consumption and Production of Goods and Services”.
Some co-operative groups from across the country were awarded for their commitment and outstanding work in their respective regions. Attendees also had the opportunity to interact with the different co-operative groups who had their products and produce on display.
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