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EU, US envoys urge gov’t to unfreeze CSO bank accounts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union has asked the government to expedite investigations into the operations of Civil Society Organizations whose accounts were frozen amidst accusations of money laundering and funding subversive activities. The NGOs which include the National NGO Forum and Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET), had their …

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Gov’t challenged to table proof of foreign enemies of the state

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Sarah Bireete the Executive Director at Center for Constitutional Governance has challenged the government to come out clearly and identify the enemies of the country which it claims are conniving with opposition forces to destabilize Uganda. The government has often accused foreign forces for allegedly …

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NGOs plead with government over frozen bank accounts

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Civil Society Organizations are asking the government to clear bank accounts of non-government organizations that were frozen close to a month ago. The frozen accounts were of the National NGO Forum, a membership organization with over 650 organisations and Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET), an entity that brings …

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CSOs in Bukedi, Bugisu want gov’t to unfreeze NGO accounts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil Society Organizations in Bukedi and Bugisu have asked the government to unconditionally unfreeze the accounts of two Non-Governmental Organizations-NGOs. Last week, the Financial Intelligence Authority froze bank accounts of the Uganda NGO Forum and the Uganda Women Network on grounds that they were financing …

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Luweero NGO Forum piles pressure on gov’t to unfreeze NGO accounts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Luweero Non-government organizations have condemned the government’s action of freezing organizations’ accounts saying the decision was ill-advised. Last week, the Financial Intelligence Authority of Uganda froze the National NGO Forum and UWONET accounts on allegation of funding terrorism activities. The act has not …

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CSOs condemn gov’t for freezing NGO accounts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil society activists have condemned the decision by the Financial Intelligence Authority-FIA to freeze the accounts of Uganda Women’s Network-UWONET and Uganda National-NGO Forum for alleged terror financing. FIA froze the accounts of the two organisations in Stanbic Bank, ABSA Bank, KCB Bank and Standard …

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Digital campaign cannot deliver free and fair election -NGOs

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Non-Governmental Organizations under their umbrella Uganda National NGO Forum have asked the  Electoral Commission to expand the means through which candidates will campaign in forthcoming elections. The NGOs say that the media landscape and ownership in Uganda cannot allow the use of the media as …

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Civil Society wants court to interpret POMA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Civil Society organisations under their umbrella the National NGO forum want court to clearly spell out the powers given to Uganda Police Force-UPF under the Public Order Management Act-POMA. According to Civil Societies, the act gives police ambiguous powers that need to be spelt …

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Electoral reforms: Gov’t skipped Supreme court recommendations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) Forum has asked Government to use the existing time to present the electoral reforms as recommended by the Supreme Court. The NGO forum was commenting on the Electoral Reforms tabled by Government before parliament. On Thursday, Government tabled five …

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