Ministry of Community Development, Union Coop sign MoU

Wed 07-03-2018 00:21 AM

DUBAI, 6th March, 2018 (WAM) — Union Coop, the largest Cooperative in UAE, signed a memorandum of understanding, MoU, with the Ministry of Community Development, supporting the limited income group with social assistance benefits.

The MoU was signed by Naji Al-Hai, Assistant Undersecretary for Social Development Sector at the Ministry of Community Development, and Hareb Mohammed bin Thani, Director of Operations Sector at Union Coop, with staff members from both sides present.


This MoU will see limited income groups become eligible for social assistance, through purchase cards worth AED 240,000 000.

Sighting the vision established upon the beliefs and values of late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Naji Al-Hai said, “Through this MoU, we together aim to achieve a better life for the people of UAE, by ensuring quality social services and collaboration between different social sectors within the country,” “This Year of Zayed, we expect more fruitful partnerships and initiatives that will further propel community development and social development for Emirati families.”

Explaining the importance of this initiative and role of Union Coop, Hareb bin Thani, said, “We at Union Coop have always been more than happy to contribute to the society in our own unique and helpful ways. This is one of the many moves, in line with Federal Government’s vision promoting social wellbeing and community welfare.” “Sheikh Zayed has always been a motivational figure for all of us and our social efforts have always been centered around his values.”

This Memorandum is part of a series of MoUs signed between the two entities, which over time has strengthened their relationship, in a bid to promote their common vision of social responsibility and community welfare.

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