Department of Co-operative

The Department of Co-operative (DOC) was formed in the year 1944 with responsibility of promoting and developing Co-operative entities. Under the Legislative instrument L.I 1961 schedule (3) regulation (4) the department of trade and industry functions of the District Assemblies is carried out by the department of co- operatives. It derives the legal powers to discharge its functions from Co-operative Societies Degree 1968 (NLCD 252) and L.I. 604 of 1968


The Department of Co-operative exists to facilitate the development of vibrant Co-operative Enterprises that are capable of contributing positively towards sustainable employment generation, agricultural growth, poverty reduction and community development through mobilization of people to form co-operatives, capacity building, policy implementation, co- ordination, monitoring, evaluation and regulations based on our believes in the effective group action.

Facilitatory/Regulatory Services:This involves creating enabling environment for the Co- operative societies. Activities undertaken here are:

  • Group formation and enterprise formation
  • Registration of Co-operative groups
  • Audit and inspection and inquiry

Advisory Services
Once registered, DOC facilitates the development of the Co- operatives through:

  • Attendance at meeting to offer advice on questions of law and principles of Co- operatives
  • Advice on good management practices
  • Periodic visit to assist in the resolution of problems confronting the co- operatives, management, conflict, etc.
  • Facilitating the keeping of proper records

Provision of Social Goods:
In the performance of its non-statutory duties, DOC does the following:

  • Educating of the general public on the virtues of group work (advocacy)
  • Educating of members of Co-operatives on their rights and their responsibilities as members and their roles in the success of the group enterprise.
  • Training of executives and managers of Co-operatives in business and financial management.



To promote, develop, and preserve the culture of the La Dade-Kotopon municipality.


To ensure growth and development of the cultural life of the people of La. To contribute to the Nation’s human development and material progress through heritage preservation, conservation, promotion and the use of traditional and modern arts and the crafts to give relevance to the democratic governance and nation building.

Our Functions

  • To promote culture
  • To help establish training centre’s as well as train La Youth in Arts and Crafts.
  • To document cultural programs in the municipality
  • To create awareness of the traditional values of the La municipality
  • To identify and disseminate local knowledge of the environment and support communities to sustain positive traditional concepts and practices to protect nature and bio-diversity for the benefit of the La municipality.
  • To organize culture programs for schools and communities in the municipality.