Kafue cooperative signs business MoU
Kafue, September 26 , 2014,ZANIS…..The Kafue cooperative marketing union has signed a memorandum of understanding with Eco-biotech Innovations Limited to establish business strategies for its members in the district
Zambia Cooperative Federation (ZCF) Limited Director General James Chirwa said the memorandum of understanding will enable the movement in the district to diversify their businesses.
Mr. Chirwa has urged cooperatives in the district not to entirely depend on agriculture but also to embrace other business ventures if they were to add value to their cash flow.
He called on the cooperatives to take advantage of the newly created districts by the government to boost their businesses in the district.
Mr Chirwa has since urged the cooperatives management to ensure that the partnership was successful and increase productivity at individual farmer level.
Speaking earlier, Ecobiotech Innovations managing director, Mukuka Mandona says his company has offloaded various products which can be used in pit latrines, composed manure, Aquaculture among others.
He further said some of the products such as Dr septic will help to mitigate sanitary problems and reduces the risk of waterborne diseases in the district.
Meanwhile, district cooperative inspector Michael Mwale said the revamping of cooperatives in the district has helped to empower the communities.
Mr. Mwale said the memorandum signed will enable the cooperatives in the district to link with other sectors and improve sustainable income levels at household and national levels.
Kafue district cooperative union was registered in August 2014 with 104 members who include seven directors drawn from Chiawa, Chipapa and Mungu blocks.