INSPECTORATE SECTION


The Inspectorate Section is the regulatory arm of the Department. Its mandate is contained in Section 39 of the Co-operative Societies Act of 1950 and within Sections 53 and 54 of the Friendly Societies Act of 1966; this authorizes the Registrar or his agents to inspect the affairs of Co-operatives, and Friendly Societies with a view to ensuring compliance with these Acts, Regulations and Rules and also sound business practices.  This is a critically important activity, which has a bearing on the very survival of the entities and its membership.

In order for the Section to undertake its function efficiently, the following strategies are usually effected:

  • Provision of technical support to Boards, Committees and staff in relation to policy formulation and legal procedures

  • Conducting full and partial inspection of Co-operatives and Friendly Societies system and operations

  • Reviewing the status of Societies that are in breach of the Act and recommending and facilitating the process for holding of inquires and liquidation.

 

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