Over 4500 NGO licences are vulnerable to being revoked following the violation of the country’s laws and regulations.
Deputy Secretary-General of Minister of Gender and Social Welfare Mr Amon Mpanju has ordered NGOs whose licences are immanent to termination to provide tangible justification not to revoke their licences.
Many NGOs have failed to submit their documents for annual verification since that operation began last year. “NGO’s verification process ends March this year. Only 4,864 NGOs out of 12,884 have been verified, and amongst those, 7,533 are active,” – said Mr Mpanju.
Mr Mpanju said the government acknowledges the colossal role NGOs play in providing community services in education, water, and health and helping fight domestic violence.
Furthermore, Mr Mpanju insited that the government will constantly verify works done by NGOs since they are essential to the country’s development, but also reminds that for them to work efficiently and effectively, they should always follow the country’s laws and regulations.