Activist Warn Against ‘Dangerous’ New Bill

Ugandan activists warn that a ‘dangerous’ new bill seeking to regulate NGOs would silence critics

Activists in Uganda have warned that a ‘dangerous’ new bill seeking to regulate non-governmental organisations (NGOs) would silence critics and “negate the very essence of freedom of association and expression.”

Rights groups say the proposed NGO bill would grant sweeping powers to the government, including the ability to shut down activist groups and jail members.

According to Nicholas Opiyo, executive director of civil liberties group Chapter Four Uganda, the bill gives the authorities the tools to clamp down on civil society deemed critical of government, especially advocacy and human rights based NGOs.

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