2nd December 2020
It has come to the attention of the Cooperative Department in the Ministry of Trade and Industry that certain unscrupulous individuals are going around demanding money from the public, specifically Traders and other informal unemployed groups as registration fee for the ‘’Munafa’ Micro-credit Funds.
The Cooperative Department, established by an Act of Parliament since 1977 and Consistent with its mandate only charge minimal registration fee to cover cost of preparation and printing of group bye-laws, certificates and Cooperative record books. However, the Department of Cooperatives still recognize the role played by other Traders Associations/Apexes affiliated and certified by them as cooperatives.
For further inquiries please contact the Cooperative Department at 28 Siaka Stevens Street in Freetown or call the following numbers.
076 625454/078 841473,088 842894 You can also contact cooperative Bo office-Baimma Road, back of Magistrate Court, Kenema office-Maxwell Khobe Street, back of S.L.B.C and Makeni office 15 During Street.
Members of the public are warned to desist forthwith from such criminal act or else defaulters will
You have been warned.
For Cooperative Management.