The Deputy Registrar General of the Cooperative Development Agency (CDA) has called on the Liberian Legislature to pass the CDA bill currently before it. Mr. Eric Vincent said if the bill is passed into law, it will assist the agency and cooperatives in the country to modernize and met international standards.
According to him, the bill has been at the Legislature for about three years without being brought on the floor for debate and subsequent enactment. Speaking to our Bong County correspondent recently in an interview, the Deputy Registrar General disclosed there are new universal cooperative laws that are not reflected in the old CDA law, stressing the need for those contemporary laws to be added to make the work of the CDA effective.
Mr. Vincent reminded members of the legislature that cooperative’s activities are not only about loans and agriculture, but they could cover other areas such as education, medical, construction and technology, amongst others.