Representatives of UDHIS Dr. Khalid Omar Ali, Secretary General and H.E. Dahir Abdi Abdullahi, State Minister for Commerce and Industry of the Federal Government of Somalia participated the 12th African Ministerial Cooperative Conference (AMCCO) which was held in Abuja – Nigeria from the 2nd– 7th October, 2018. The conference brought together Ministers responsible for Co-operatives and Co-operative leaders after every three years to review progress and set targets for the future.
The outcome of this meeting includes receiving commitment from the government officials and ministers present, continuing promoting the co-operative business model to foster socio-economic growth on the continent. In addition, they are expected to encourage intra-trade among African countries through co-operatives hence, increased national trade by strengthening national co-operative value chains for country improved job creation, increased incomes and social mobility for individuals; improved fiscus, access to expanded and new markets and greater economies of scale.