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Name of Applicant : Ghana Co-Operative Council
Title of Action : From a draft Bill to a Law, to modernize the co-operative sector's legal framework.
Sector : Business
Geographical Area : Greater Accra
Action ID : # 1-58 GCC
Action Score : 79%
Total cost of Action : ¢101,794,550
BUSAC's % of Total cost : 90%
Self Financed : 10%
Action Duration : 6 months
Support from Outreach Facility : ¢-
Summary of the proposed Action : (a) The need, or the constraint to alleviate
The laws governing cooperatives in Ghana are obsolete and do not match the competitive business environment of the 21st century. Therefore there is the need to have a new law passed

(b) The proposed solution to the identified need or constraint your achievement
In 2004 the Cooperative Council drafted a new bill to ensure the continuous work but since the draft has still not been brought before Parliament there is a need to lobby Parliament and Government for the law to be passed.

(c) The implementation plan to achieve the solution your Action

  • A seminar including some key persons in the business environment and some key people in Government and Parliament to discuss the benefits of our proposed law.
  • Follow-up meetings with relevant groups
  • A media campaign to raise the awareness in the general public.
  • (d) The expected impact(s) of the advocacy Action (i.e. the effects of the result(s) achieved by your Action).
    A new law governing cooperatives in Ghana will be passed based on our draft bill

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