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NGO Bureau calls for compliance with the law

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As the NGO Bureau steps up enforcement of the law requiring all Non-Governmental Organizations to have licenses and file annual returns, the Bureau’s Executive Director Stephen Okello, and Executive Director of Uganda National NGO Forum Moses Isooba say compliance with the law is the way …

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NGO Bureau undertaking thorough investigation into Chapter Four activities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The NGO Bureau is undertaking a thorough investigation into Chapter Four Uganda, a human rights organization which is among the 54 organizations suspended two weeks ago. The organizations were suspended for operating without licences, operating with expired licences and failure to submit annual returns. Chapter …

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Human Rights Watch wants suspension of NGOs revoked

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Human Rights Watch has condemned the suspension of 54 Non- Governmental Organisations (NGOs). Last week, the National Bureau for Non-Governmental Organizations – NGO Bureau, suspended the NGOs for operating with expired permits, failing to file annual returns and audited books of accounts and operating without …

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Do banned NGOs have a case?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The communication suspending the operations of some non-governmental organizations has caused confusion and disruptions across a section of the affected entities and fears among others. The majority of the NGOs have since claimed they were never given prior notice, having heeded to previous warnings by …

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Why Uganda’s NGO Bureau has suspended operations of 54 NGOs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Bureau for Non-Governmental Organizations-NGO Bureau has suspended the operations of 54 NGOs. According to the Executive Director of the NGO Bureau Stephen Okello, they conducted investigations which revealed that 23 NGOs are operating with expired permits, 15 failed to file annual returns and …

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EC, CCEDU disagree on election observation report

Executive Director CCEDU, Charity Ahimbisibwe argues that it’s CCEDU’s core mandate to do election observation, whether accredited by electoral commission or not Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The NGO Bureau has tasked the Citizens Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU) to provide an explanation of how it produced a 2021 election …

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NGO Bureau revokes permits of five organizations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Bureau of Non-Governmental Organizations-NGOs has revoked the operating permits and registration certificates of five organizations accusing them of defrauding the public. Speaking on Tuesday at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala, Stephen Okello, the Executive Director of the Bureau named Agape Sanctuary Ministries …

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NGO Bureau asks DGF partners to remain silent

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Bureau for Non-Governmental Organisations -NGO Bureau has asked beneficiaries under the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF) to remain silent amidst the ongoing discussions on the government’s suspension of the facility. The Bureau, a semi-autonomous body under the Ministry of Internal Affairs is mandated to …

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CSOs vow to defy NGO Bureau ban on NEW-U coalition

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil society organization organizations have vowed to defy the recent directive issued by the National NGO bureau halting the activities of National Election Watch Uganda (NEW-U) an election observers loose coalition, which was created by several CSOs, NGOs and individuals ahead of the 2021 general …

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NGO Bureau suspends operations of National Election Watch Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Election Watch Uganda- NEW U is in trouble following the suspension of its activities by the National Bureau for Non-Government Organizations. NEW-U is a coalition of over 60 organizations that among others observe electoral activities across the country. Some of the organisations …

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