The Registrar of Societies has threatened to deregister all registered political parties and other organisations that have not complied with their statutory obligation of paying statutory fees to government.
Chief Registrar of Societies Clement Andeleki says it is by law, the obligation of all registered political parties and organizations operating in the country to pay their statutory fees in accordance with the Registrar of Societies Act.
ZANIS reports that Mr. Andeleki said in an interview in Lusaka today that all societies still owing money will after June 30 be published in the daily newspapers.
He noted with concern that there were too many registered organisations that had emerged and continued operating in the country despite them not being up to date with their obligation of paying statutory fees.
He said religious groups, churches, political parties, mosques, community organisations and other similar societies will face cancellation if they do not comply with the Registrar of Societies Act.
He stated that social groups wanting to operate should at all cost ensure that they adhere to what is required of them.
Mr. Andeleki has lamented that government is losing colossal sums of money due to most organizations’ non remission of statutory fees.
All political parties are expected to submit their returns to the office of the Registrar of Societies on an annual basis after they have undergone registration.