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Cooperative societies in Zambia

Cooperative societies in Zambia are organisation that belong to the people who use their services, and their control rests equally with all their members. Gains from cooperative societies are distributed among the members in proportion to the use they make of their services or the interest they show in their society. Cooperative Societies are required to register with the Zambian Government's Registrar of Cooperative Societies. Societies Ordinance; to provide that co-operative societies registered under the Act repealed by this Act shall continue in existence and in operation as if registered under this Act; to encourage co-operative development by the provision of services to assist the organisation and operation of various kinds of co-operative societies to meet the economic and social needs of their members on a self-help basis; and to provide for all matters incidental to the foregoing.