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Gov’t engaging 16 NGOs over suspension

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sixteen of the 54 Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) that were suspended in August are engaging government to have their suspension lifted. Of the 54, 23 NGOs were suspended by the National Bureau for Non-Governmental Organisations for operating with expired permits, 15 …

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Govt clamps down on 54 NGOs

Move follows banning of more than 12,000 CSOs Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Civil society organisations have reacted with dissatisfaction at the government’s closure and suspension of 54 NGOs many of which work in the areas of transparency, accountability and governance across the country. On Aug.20, the National Bureau …

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Oil pipeline compensation delays spark disputes, child neglect in Rakai

Rakai, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and children rights activists in Rakai and Kyotera districts have decried the increasing domestic disputes among communities affected by the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project. They say that families are breaking up and children neglected as parents remain incapable …

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CSOs call for more funding to curb gender based violence

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | Sophie Nampewo, a budget policy specialist at Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group is urging government to invest more resources in interventions geared towards curbing Gender Based Violence. Nampewo was speaking at a strategic meeting with policy makers to influence GBV financing in FY2021/22 budget in …

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CSOs ask gov’t to review Covid-19 stimulus packages

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil society Organizations-CSOs and representatives from the private sector demand that the government review the stimulus package instituted during the Covid-19 pandemic. From April 2020, the government put in place several packages with an objective of supporting the different businesses that were hit hard by …

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