FULL LIST: Ministry of Internal Affairs halts operations of 54 NGOs

Through the National Bureau for Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO Bureau), the Ministry of Internal Affairs has indefinitely suspended operations of fifty 54 (54) Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) for allegedly failing to comply with the NGO Act 2016.

Lawyer Nicholas Opiyo’s Chapter Four and Miria Matembe’s CCEDU non-government organisations are among the 54, whose operations have been halted.

According to the ministry, the NGOs did not file their annual returns and audited books of accounts, among other reasons that led to the tough decision.

The NGO Bureau has established that; 23 NGOs are operating with expired permits contrary to section 31 (1) and 32(1) of the NGO Act 2016. Meanwhile 15 NGOs have failed to file annual returns and audited books of accounts to the NGO Bureau contrary to section 39(2) and (3) of the NGO Act 2016 and have other non-compliance issues.

A total  of 16 NGOs are operating without registering with the NGO Bureau contrary to section 29 (1 ), 31 (1) and 31 (2), according to the Ministry.

The NGO Bureau has halted the operations of the following NGOs operating with expired NGO permits;

1. Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO)

2. Western Ankole Civil Society Forum (WACSOF)

3. Citizens’ Concerns Africa

4. Elohim Power Transforming Africa

5. Orone Foundation

6. Light Concepts

7. Public Policy Institute

8. Otubet Youth United Development Organization

9. Support Girl Child Uganda

10. Saints Preparation Ministries

11. Adoration Ministries

12.Islamic Da-awah and Orphanage Foundation

13. Jesus Shines Youth Ministries International

14.La Borne Missionary Centre Uganda

15. Wanyange Child Support Foundation

16.St. Francis Foundation for the Poor

17. Ray of Hope International Uganda

18. Mindset Change Development Organisation

19. Liberty International Foundation

20. Foundation for Women Empowerment for Sickler Aid

21. Karambi Action for Life Improvement

22. Tech Plus Love Foundation

23. Centre for Justice Studies and Innovations

The  Bureau has also  suspended the following NGOs that have consistently failed to file annual returns and audited books of accounts and have other noncompliance issues;

1. Chapter Four Uganda 2016- 2020

2. Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU) 2019-


3. Femrite Uganda Women Writers’ Association 2017- 2020

4. African Humanitarian Action 2017 – 2020

5. Safe Places Uganda Foundation (SPU) 2017- 2020

6. Citizens Platform for Democracy and Accountability 2017- 2020

7. Growth Networks Uganda 2017- 2020

8. Pallisa Civil Society Organisation Networks 2017- 2020

9. Citizens Election Watch-IT (CEW-I1) 2017, 2019, 2020

10. Youth Line Forum Uganda 2017- 2020

11. Arise Africa International 2018-2020

12.Dotwa Africa 2018-2020

13.Rwenzori Consortium for Civic Competence 2018-2020

14. Centre for Conflict Resolution 2019 – 2020

15. Youth Equality Centre 2019-2020

The following were suspended for operating without registering with the NGO Bureau;

1. Great Lakes Institute for Strategic Studies (GLISS)

2. Rural Action Community Based Organization

3. Uganda Help Florida

4. Centre for Sustainability Innovation and Research

5. Environmental Governance Institute Uganda

6. Graffen Organization, Butimba Uganda

7. Kwataniza Women’s Organization

8. Twimukye Women’s Organization

9. Witness Radio Uganda

10. Youth for Green Communities

11 . Self-worth Initiative

12. VZW Eight

13.Adepr Pentecostal International Church Uganda Ltd

14.Innovations for Democratic Engagement and Action (IDEA)

15. Network for Active Citizens

16. Leadership Square Africa

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