NGOs Criticise Uganda’s Draconian Bill

Aid agencies warn that humanitarian response in Uganda could be severely compromised if parliament adopts a bill that regulates NGOs and criminalises non-compliance

Aid agencies have warned that humanitarian response in Uganda could be severely compromised if parliament adopts a bill that regulates non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and criminalises non-compliance.

If passed, the bill, which is currently before a parliamentary committee, would have ‘catastrophic effects’ on vulnerable communities, a coalition of civil society organisations (CSOs) says in a recent position paper.

“As currently crafted, the proposed law will be more restrictive and controlling of the NGO sector, as opposed to regulating to provide a conducive environment,” Rama Omana, policy and advocacy coordinator at Oxfam in Uganda.

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Source: 
Irin News

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