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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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EU Ambassadors court speaker Oulanyah on DGF suspension

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union-EU delegation in Uganda has asked the Speaker of Parliament to push for the lifting of a suspension on Democratic Governance Facility-DGF, the single biggest donor basket established by development partners. The fund which was started to provide well-coordinated support to various entities …

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252 Karamoja based NGOs untraceable

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two hundred fifty-two-252 out of 340 international and national organisations that purportedly operate in Karamoja region cannot be traced on the ground, URN has learnt. Richard Omoding, the Executive Director of Riamiriam civil society organisation that monitors the activities of the civil society organisations …

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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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Stop playing with Karamoja security, army warns NGOs

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces-UPDF has warned development partners operating in Karamoja to stop issuing reckless statements on the security issues of Karamoja. Capt Adrin Mawanda, the UPDF 3rd division spokesperson says the security agencies have noticed with concern the rate at which some NGOs …

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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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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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170 children rescued from Kampala streets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 170 children have been rescued from the streets of Kampala and taken for quarantine and rehabilitation. This is part of an initiative by Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA and Non-Government Organizations that work with children on the streets. The children have been settled at …

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