The senior communications officer at the national bureau for NGOs in Uganda, Patrick Onen Ezaga confirms the revocation and cancellation of permits and licenses of Bryan white foundation and Give direct two local NGOs which have been operating in the country.
Reading the bureau secretary’s speech to the press today in Kampala, Ezaga reveals that the two NGOS have violated the operating rules among them, not filing annual audited books of accounts, not fully registered with the district NGO boards in the areas of operation, operating as a one man organization among others.
Ezaga adds that the revocation of permits and licenses of these two NGOs follows a nationwide validation of NGOs in the country which started in August and September last year.
He further warns all NGOs in the country operating without the required documents to formalize before they closed
Bryan white foundation which registered in 2016 and Give direct in 2013 have been operating in different districts with direct beneficiaries being the ordinary Ugandans.
Give direct is a USA based and funded organization that has been operating in Kiryandongo, Kyegegwa and other districts in eastern Uganda with its head offices in Mbale.
According to the bureau, Uganda has over 15000 NGOs operating in the country.
Since 1989 when the NGO register was formed, there has not been any validation till last year in August and September