Cooperatives and Rural Development

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H.E. Jimmy Lemi Milla
Minister
 

Minister's Profile:

His Excellency obtained Bachelor of Arts (Applied Arts) degree from Makerere University in Uganda in 1973; a Diploma in Aviation in from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 1976; and a Certificate in Mass Communication from the Khartoum School of Mass Communication in 1980. He has served the people of Sudan in various capacities. He formerly served as State Minister for Education in Central Equatoria; Deputy Governor of Central Equatoria; chairperson of State Human Rights Commission in Central Equatoria; chairman of the States Commission in the National Assembly in Khartoum; Deputy Secretary General of Government; Director of Information and Press Secretary to the President of High Executive Council Southern Sudan; and Assistant Commissioner for Culture and Information in Eastern Equatoria.


H.E. Lemi also participated in peace and good governance dialogue between the Government of Sudan and the SPLM held in Citti de Castillo, Italy; Khartoum Peace Agreement; and the CPA signing and celebration in Nairobi. He was born on 8th August 1948 in Central Equatoria. He is married and has been blessed with children.
 

 

Mission:

 

The Ministry exists to facilitate and encourage equitable and sustainable development towards improved livelihood through sensitization, mobilization, capacity building and direct involvement of rural communities in their own development. 

 

Functions:

The Ministry of Cooperatives and Rural Development performs the following functions and duties:

 

  1. Formulate and implement Cooperative Society legislation and policy;
  2. Establish and train a cooperative extension service;
  3. Promote and undertake the training of cooperative societies;
  4. Promote and enhance the formation of cooperative societies and community-based organizations as vehicles of community empowerment and poverty eradication;
  5. Mobilize and organize communities to initiate community-based and self help development projects;
  6. Develop policy on Cooperative Savings and Banking services and facilitate their establishment throughout Southern Sudan;
  7. To provide training to upgrade the management and performance of community based programmes;
  8. Support the Amadi Institute of Community Development;
  9. Develop, in conjunction with other relevant ministries, state and local governments, policies, and strategies for the development of rural areas in Southern Sudan;
  10. Promote and coordinate area-based rural development schemes until such time as the appropriate state or local government has the capacity to undertake such responsibility; and
  11. Provide technical assistance to State governments to build their capacity to support cooperative societies and undertake rural development planning and manage the implementation of rural development plans.

 

Structure:

 

The ministry is comprised of the following directorates and institute:

  1. Directorate of Cooperatives Development
  2. Directorate of Community Development
  3. Directorate of Administration and Finance
  4. Directorate of Planning and Training
  5. Amadi Rural Development Institute

 

 

Projects and Programs: 

 

 
  1. Policy development, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation
  2. Support to cooperative formation and development
  3. Construction of Community Development Centres and Community Development Offices in States.
  4. Support to Community Based Organizations and Rural Development Associations and Groups
  5. Institutional capacity building, training, outreach consultancy and community extension.

 

Major recent activities:

  1. The ministry, through the states institutions, supports the ongoing community projects by helping the communities organise themselves into groups and cooperatives so that they can carry out development activities. Support is also given to groups for income generation activities. This could be in form of materials or cash money.
  2. The minister for Co-operatives Development and Marketing of the Republic of Kenya visited Juba on the 19th of February 2010 and met with the 1st Vice President of the Republic of Sudan and President of the Government of Southern Sudan H.E Salva Kiir Mayardit. The shareholding issues regarding the proposed co-operative bank of Southern Sudan were discussed and it was agreed that the shares should remain as proposed earlier at 70:30 for the Co-operative Bank of Kenya and the Government of Southern Sudan respectively considering the current financial situation of GOSS. H.E the President also directed the Acting Minister of Finance and Economic Planning and the Minister for Co-operatives and Rural Development to facilitate the registration and licensing of the bank.
  3. His Excellency also instructed that the Governor of the Bank of Southern Sudan (BOSS) to facilitate the licensing. Further meetings were held with the Governor of BOSS and the required documents were submitted. This culminated in the issuance of a "No objection" letter by BOSS.
  4. In April 2010, Hon. Joseph Nyagah, the Minister of Co-operatives Development and Marketing of the Republic of Kenya again made a short visit to Juba. He met the President of GOSS H.E Salva Kiir Mayardit where they re-visited pending issues connected with the establishment of the bank. The Minister also introduced the Managing Director of the Co-operative Bank of Kenya to H.E. the President.
  5. Several delegations from the Co-operatives Bank of Kenya have subsequently made consultations with the representatives of the ministries of Co-operatives and Rural Development and Finance and Economic Planning, and reviewed the Memorandum and Articles of Association and the Joint Venture Agreement documents.
  6. The Under Secretary participated in a one week attachment at the Ministry of Co-operatives Development and Marketing of the Republic of Kenya, Nairobi in March 2010.

     

 

Publications and Documents:

 

  1. Amadi Rural Development Institute - brochure

 

 

Contacts:

 

Bortel Mori Nyombe
Undersecretary
mcrdgoss@yahoo.com 
+249-914-212-385
 

Other Contacts:
  1. Director General Planning - +249-129-491-982
  2. Director General Cooperatives - +256-477-109-868

 

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This article was updated on Nov 19, 2010