MASVINGO – Zimbabwe National Association of Housing Co-operatives (ZINHACO) secretary general Godhat Dunira has praised the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) for showing vast commitment to the success of co-operatives in Zimbabwe.
ICA recently held a workshop in Nairobi, Kenya where affiliates shared notes on their experiences in different types of cooperatives on the continent.
Dunira, who represented ZINHACO at the workshop, said Zimbabwe had gained vital knowledge on co-operative management best practices; knowledge which he said will see the country improving its lot especially in the housing sector.
"We had an educative conference in Kenya, it was also a platform on which we identified countries with co-operatives that need economic assistance and Zimbabwe was identified as one of them. We are likely to see different cooperatives in the country receiving critical assistance needed for their growth," Dunira said.
ICA, being an alliance for all types of co-operatives, is concerned with strategic management of co-operatives so that they benefit members and the wider community.
In June 2015, the alliance showed its commitment to the country by sending a high-powered delegation led by its president, Stanley Muchiri, to tour the Vashandi Housing Co-operative in Victoria Ranch.
Vashandi Housing Co-operateve is touted as one of the most successful housing co-operatives in Zimbabwe and is affiliated to ZINHACO which, in turn, is affiliated to ICA.local