State Cooperative Secretary, Elizario Ferreira (Image Tatoli/Egas Cristovao)

DILI, 27 october 2020 (TATOLI)– Estate Cooperative launched a hundred days reports over the publication of the bulletin with the name ‘Honesty Serving, Humanity and simplicity’.

The report highlighted the lists of the cooperatives activities that have been closed.

Speaking to the journalist The Cooperative Secretary, Elizário Ferreira said several cooperatives have been closed, but he added it is not under his instruction yet the owner decided to close their cooperatives because of less development. Several more are yet to close but they attempt to improving and reactivating their cooperatives by means of training to keep up with principle and the value of cooperative.

According to him, majority of production cooperatives are closed but are not totally shuttered they will have opportunity to reactivate their cooperatives.

SEKoop also identified majority of cooperatives that have decided to close were due to less capacities to manage the organizations and less resources.

Mr Perreira considers, the launching of the bulletin as a source to share the information to the entire societies to follow up with the working institution.

he added the societies will also conduct the evaluation toward his performance  and support him to improve his works according to people wish.

“  I come here not to work for myself, but I come here to work for all of us,” he said.

Mr Perreira hopes the report will subscribe the information to the population.

“I begging my work on June 29 and I stated that a hundred days period will establish five cooperatives, but currently we have established fifteen cooperatives and the training is continued for the other five cooperatives, and the total of participants in the training cooperatives are almost 1000 participants,” he said.

The Cooperative State members have visited the municipalities during 100 days to find out the cooperative’s conditions includes providing the workshops in the administrative levels for securing the sustainability of cooperatives and providing the capacities for the cooperative groups to do their activities according to the principles of cooperative.

So far, the SEKoop has recorded 60 cooperative productions and 137 credit cooperatives are continue to be active which is categorized to A, B and C.

Category A for those who have more than $500.000 capitals and  have their own offices with five members, Category B for those who have capitals less than $500.000 to $250.000 and Category C for those who have capital less than $250.000 and those who are involved in the candidate members are those who are yet to have office and they are still accommodate 15 persons with capital is $3.000.

Journalist: Antónia Gusmão

Editor: Julia Chatarin

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