The Vice President of the Republic Al-Haj Adam stressed that cooperatives drive many activities in wide sectors and have economic, social and cultural contributions.
During the inauguration of a training course for around 1000 graduates in the field of cooperatives, under the auspices of the Kenana Sugar Company, Mr. Adam called for the concept of cooperatives to be expanded to cover subsistence needs and needs in health, education and environment.
He demanded that cooperatives target poor families and praised the idea of training young people and women. He indicated the need for craftsmen, athletes, and regular troops to enter this field.
The Vice President of the Republic pointed out to the importance of coordination with the Central Bank of Sudan (CBOS) to take advantage of micro finance. He praised the success of Khartoum and Northern states in cooperatives and Kenana Sugar Company in social responsibility. He added that industrial action is the backbone of the economy.
Minister of Trade, Osman Omar Al-Sharif said the training course targeted capacity development for artisans, fighting unemployment, creating jobs for young people, and creating links between them to benefit from production and productivity. He noted that the cooperative movement achieved success in various stages and indicated the importance of creating relationships between public and private sectors.
He pointed out to the state's interest in a youth training program and said increasing production and productivity is one of the main objectives of training young people.
The Minister praised the Kenana experience for providing services and said the training institute provided an excellent approach, targeting all types of productive activity.