UJAMAA (Cooperative Economics) To build and maintain our own stores, shops, & other businesses to support one another and profit from them.
The symbol of Ujamaa is a Nsibidi symbol of the Ancient Ekoi (Ejagham) people residing in what is now present-day Nigeria. The symbol is two interlocking half circles that symbolize togetherness & family.
Ujamaa means familyhood and suggests a sharing of work & wealth in the manner of a family.
Social wealth belongs to the masses of the people who created it. Sharing wealth is a form of communication exchange - which emphasizes the connection between the individual & the community.
Ujamaa is based on the assumption of human equality - It is wrong for one individual to dominate and exploit another - especially within one's own community.