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High Court rules against suspension of Chapter Four Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court Civil Division has declared the indefinite suspension of the activities of Chapter Four Uganda by the National Bureau for Non-Governmental Organization as irregular.  Justice Musa Ssekaana delivered the verdict in his judgment on Tuesday morning. He explained the suspension didn’t provide a …

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Court to decide fate of Chapter Four in March

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Kampala has fixed March 18 as the date to deliver its decision on an application seeking to quash the government directive to indefinitely suspend the activities of Chapter Four Uganda. On Tuesday, Civil Division Judge Musa Ssekaana fixed the date after …

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Court asks for written submissions in Chapter Four case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Kampala has ordered for written submissions in the case in which Chapter Four Uganda is challenging the decision by the National Bureau for Non-Governmental Organizations to suspend its license indefinitely. The court presided over by the Civil Division Judge Musa Ssekaana …

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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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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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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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