Uganda Cooperative Savings and Credit Union Limited

Report
Uganda Cooperative Savings and
Credit Union Limited (UCSCU)
WORKSHOP PRESENTATION
ON
CO-OPERATIVES AND TRANSPORT IN
UGANDA
22nd – 24th November 2011
At the City Royal Hotel – Kampala
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UCSCU Location and Contacts
Plot 239 Maganjo, 10 kms alongo
Bombo Road
P.O. Box 6203 Kampala
Tel: 256-0414-233601
E-Mail: [email protected]
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INTRODUCTION
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Uganda Cooperatives Savings and
Credit Union Limited (UCSCU) is the
national apex organisation for
Savings and Credit Cooperative
Societies (SACCOs) in Uganda. It
was registered in 1972 under the
Uganda Cooperative Societies Act of
1970 with Reg No 2725.
UCSCU is affiliated to UCA and other
partners organisations like AMFIU,
WOCCU etc.
UCSCU has a board comprised of
leaders from member SACCOs.
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UCSCU’s Vision:
“To
be a
Sustainable
Institution for
All SACCOs in
Uganda”
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UCSCU’s
Mission:
“To Develop and
Offer Quality
Services to SACCOs
in Uganda for their
Growth and
Profitability”.
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Our Purpose is:
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To foster the organization
and
development
of
SACCOs, the formation and
strengthening, so as to
lead the technical process
of the fulfilment of access
to affordable, secure and
reliable financial services.
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Our objectives:
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To organize and develop SACCOs
To promote, educate, advocate and
develop
sound
methods
and
procedures.
Educate communities on savings,
enterprise selection and investment.
Advocate for good legislation on
SACCOs
Provide a link with other bodies with
a similar objectives eg WOCCU, CCA
etc
Engage
in
research
and
development.
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Organizational
structure and How
we work
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UCSCU has a board of 5
members
A supervisory committee of 3
members
A management team headed
by the CEO
15 Regional offices across
the country
70 Financial Extension
Workers (FEWs)
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Our Services to
SACCOs
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Technical Assistance
Supporting SACCO formation
Training
Advocacy
Marketing
Information management
Representation
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Other partners
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Microfinance Support Centre
(MSC)
Post Bank Uganda (PBU)
Local Governments
(Particularly DCOs)
Uganda Co-operative College
- Kigumba
National Agriculture Advisory
Services (NAADS)
Uganda Co-operative Alliance
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OUR REGIONAL
OFFICES
No.
Region
Location
01
Central
Kawempe/Maganjo
02
Luwero
Luwero
03
Victoria Basin
Masaka
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Ankole
Mbarara
05
Kigezi
Kabale
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Mid Western
Kabarole
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Bunyoro
Masindi Town
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Northern
Gulu Town
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Lango
Lira Town
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West Nile
Arua Town
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Con’tn.
No. Region
Location
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Busoga
Iganga Town
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Tororo
Tororo Town
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Eastern
Mbale Town
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Teso
Soroti Town
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Karamoja
Moroto Town
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Why SACCOs?
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They are community formed
Community funded – mobilize
people & local resources (savings)
Community Owned (Member shares)
Community used (savings, loans etc)
Community controlled (communities
determine themselves & mobilize,
use, & control their resources.
“All above are important in fighting
poverty”
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PERFORMANCE OF SACCOs
AS AT 31ST DECEMBER 2010
JULY 2008 DEC 2010
No. of
SACCOs
Membership
1,513
644,316
2,090
Increase
577
1,053,954 409,638
Share Capital
22 Bn
50 Bn
28 Bn
Savings
55 Bn
100Bn
45 Bn
Loan
Portfolio
65 Bn
145 Bn
80 Bn
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Does your Coop provide
transport services ?
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No UCSCU does not provide
transport service
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What are your cooperative
transport needs ?
The cooperative transport
needs are in areas of:
- Providing services to the
SACCOs in rural areas.
- Supporting the SACCOs have
convenient transport means
of doing their work.
- Advocate for better access to
financial services by
providing easy and cheaper
transport services
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What are your aims for
transport provision ?
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The aim for transport
provision will be integrated in
technical services support to
the support eg. product
development
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How would you like to
improve your transport
services?
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Support SACCOs in developing
products related to improving
transport service eg boda boda,
bicycle loans, asset loans
(transport vehicles) etc
Advocate where necessary in
areas of improving access to
rural financial services by
improving the transport services.
Explore the “SACCO matatu”
transport
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Thank You for
listening
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