Celebrating National Co-operative’s week 26th June to 2nd July 2016

Georgetown, June 29, 2016 – The Ministry of Social Protection takes great pleasure in wishing all Co-operative Societies in Guyana the best during this time as well as in the future.

It is the Government of Guyana’s aim to strengthen the Co-operative movement encouraging citizens to be successful by engaging in economic ventures via the Co-operatives route.

Some of the successful Co-operatives in Guyana include the Hopetown Multi Purpose Co-op Society, the Guyana Defense Force Co-operative Credit Union, the Guyana Police Force Credit Union, some Cane Farmers’ Co-operative Society, and the Guyana Public Service Credit Union, to name a few.

As Thrift Co-operatives in schools involve students between the ages of 5-18, the Ministry of Social Protection would like to encourage all teachers and school administrators to promote the practice and teaching the benefits of saving to children.

The Ministry hereby takes this opportunity to wish all Co-operatives continued success now and in the future, as we strive for economic advancement and development of the Republic.

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