Weak leadership and low capital contributions by members is one of the major challenges faced by the cooperative unions in the country. The Minister of trade, industry and cooperatives Amelia Kyambadde made the remarks while briefing journalists at the media centre on the status of cooperatives in the country.
The minister however says her ministry was working with the private sector to educate the masses on why they should save with cooperative societies. Kyambadde says that over 16,408 co-operatives have been registered
and in 2015 alone a total of 1014 new co-operatives were registered, majority of them were SACCOs and Agricultural marketing cooperative societies.