On The Concept Of A People’s Co-operative In Africa
While the bourgeois concept of a Co-operative is based on and shot through with the spirit of promoting and sustaining exploitation that of a People’s Co-operative is informed with the spirit of conscious resistance to and ending exploitation.
The concept of a People’s Co-operative conceives profit as collective savings which might otherwise be individually appropriated for private and not collective enhancement.
This latter suggests the application of such savings in social services like education, healthcare, housing and infrastructural development for the community of the members of the People’s Co-operative.
That conception of a People’s Co-operative inherently suggests openness in its operationalisation – where openness means that every aspect of its operation necessarily needs to be accessible to each member’s knowledge through participation at all levels.
With this concept of a People’s Co-operative one sees in it an instrument to propel remnants of communal production relations into socialist production relations via revolutionary reforms within the current trisystemic mode of production in Africa to burst the latter mode asunder for its simultaneous replacement.
Let’s Remain Focused, Determined and Bold!
Onward to the African Socialist Revolution!
Lang T. K. A. Nubuor
April 10 2022