By Gerald Matembu
The chairperson Bugisu Cooperative Union Nathan Nandala Mafabi has called for review of the liberalization policy to promote cooperatives adding that the policy in its curent state frustrates collective bargaining power.
Mafabi made the rematks after being sworn in as BCU chairman for the third term after he went unopposed for the union’s top job in November last year.
Mafabi was sworn in this afternoon after a bruising several months fight with several board members who opposed his regime. Mafabi’s opponents sought the intervention of government and court.
The ceremony was presided over by grade 1 magistrate Daniel Obupu who represented the Mbale high court judge.
This is his third term in office.
Mafabi underscored his achievements in the previous term and pledged to consolidate and expand BCU going forward.
He also unveiled his plans to invest in real estate with the aim of boosting the infrastructural base as well as the beauty of Mbale.
He called for policy review adding that the liberalization policy because in its curent form it stifles collective bargaining power.
Mafabi further appealed to President Yoweri Museveni to champion the marketing of coffee in a bid to boost the country’s coffee sales on the world market.
Mafabi has been at the helm of BCU since since 2008. Unlike in the past where a term went for 2 year, his third term is expected to last for five years following extension of the farmers.