Uganda – Analysis of the restrictive aspects of the NGO Registration Act.

4 08 2008

URL: Source: CIVICUS Civil Society Watch.

CIVICUS partner organisations in Uganda have expressed concern about the legislative framework governing NGOs in the country and the restrictions it places on their ability to function independently and contribute to national life. Upon close analysis, it is our opinion that the legal framework for the registration and operation of NGOs reflects a deep distrust of their activities and discounts their vital role in socio-political development. Key provisions in regard to the registration of NGOs create a web of bureaucratic red tape, which constitute a significant hurdle for individuals wishing to form an NGO. Moreover, the functioning of NGOs is impeded by excessive executive interference in their activities.




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