WHAT IS UGANDA COOPERATIVE ALLIANCE LTD (UCA)?
The Uganda Cooperative Alliance Ltd. (UCA) is an umbrella organization for all cooperatives in Uganda established in 1961. It serves as the voice of the cooperative movement both nationally and internationally. UCA also serves as the main cooperative policy advisor for the government, implements various cooperative development projects, and is mandated by law to arbitrate and help settle conflicts within the cooperative movement.
UCA’s culture is constituted by the following:
a) Non bureaucratic
d) Time conscious
g) Team work
b) Mutual respect
e) Result oriented
c) Family belonging
f) Image conscious
A strong and vibrant umbrella organization of prosperous cooperatives with empowered members.
To provide high quality support services to cooperatives and their members on a sustainable basis.
The values of UCA are: Honesty, Transparency, Dedication and Integrity
The mandate of UCA is:
a) To advocate and represent the interests of the cooperative movement in Uganda at all levels national and international.
b) To train and educate cooperators in the proper leadership, management and operations of cooperatives using the recommended cooperative principles as well as cooperative sound practices.
c) To train cooperators in business skills and management.
d) To provide advisory services to co-operatives in their business operations.
e) To mobilize resources for the cooperative movement in Uganda
UCA’S membership consists of Saving and Credit Cooperatives (SACCOs), Area Cooperative Enterprises (ACEs), District, Regional and National Unions and Tertiary Cooperatives. All these have direct membership and access to UCA services and benefits.