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Cooperatives Department
   
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MISSION STATEMENT OF CO-OPERATIVE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Co-operatives is committed to the strategic management of human, technical, financial and other resources for the sustainable development of co-operatives as business-oriented units in the socio economic development of Belize.

DEPARTMENT’S OVERALL OBJECTIVE

The Department’s overall objective is to provide the highest quality of service in the most economic, efficient, and effective manner within the resources available.

DEPARTMENT’S SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

  • Registration and regulation of co-operatives societies in Belize

  • Providing expert and authoritative advice for societies requesting, or in need of assistance

  • Collection and maintenance of accurate and reliable statistics and other information on all societies for the benefit of their members and/or the general public

  • Promotion sound projects for co-operatives to ensure proper financial stability of all registered societies
  • Training and Education in a most, to ensure continuity and more productive co-operative organizations
  • Ensuring that Societies conform to statutory, legal and procedural requirements including the submission of monthly financial statements, annual returns and accounts, and other requested returns, while ensuring that the appropriate information is supplied to members for development
  • Ensuring that societies benefit from the legal and other advantages of being registered
  • Maintenance of a record of annual returns and other information in order to produce data required for reports to relevant Ministries/ House of Representative, etc.

LOGOS (INTERNATIONAL SYMBOLS FOR CO-OPERATIVES)

The co-operative emblem displays Twin Pines encircled because the pine tree is an ancient symbol of life and the circle has the endless quality of eternity. Two pines are shown to emphasize the mutual nature of co-operation. The trees and the circle are dark green, which is the colour of chlorophyll, the life principle in nature. The color within the circle is golden yellow, typifying the sun, the giver of light and life.

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LOGOS (CO-OPERATIVE DEPARTMENT)

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LOGOS (INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATIVE ALLIANCE)

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Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries, Belize