Sunday, June 16, 2024

Zambia to Enact New Legal Framework to Regulate NGO Sector

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The Zambian Ministry of Community Development and Social Services has announced that the process of repealing and replacing the NGO Act number 16 of 2009 will be completed soon. Minister in Charge, Doreen Mwamba, has expressed confidence that the bill will be enacted into law due to the work that has already been put in place.

“We have made significant progress in the process of repealing and replacing the NGO Act number 16 of 2009. The new law will create a road map for registering all NGOs and establish a firm legal framework that will regulate the sector,” said Minister Mwamba.

Once the new bill is enacted, it will provide a more conducive environment for the growth and development of NGOs in Zambia. Minister Mwamba has urged all NGOs to fully participate in the process and acquire knowledge in the terrorist financing outreach and awareness meetings scheduled to take place throughout the year.

“We need to work together to ensure that the NGO sector in Zambia is well regulated and that it operates within the confines of the law. We are undertaking a comprehensive NGO terrorist financing risk assessment to protect the sector,” added Minister Mwamba.

During the World NGO day celebrations themed “Celebrating Non-governmental Organization localised as celebrating the works of Non-governmental Organizations in Zambia,” Minister Mwamba appreciated the work of NGOs and stressed the importance of enacting the new bill into law.

“The commemoration is an opportunity for the government to appreciate the work of NGOs. The new law will provide a legal framework that is better suited to the needs of NGOs in Zambia, ultimately promoting democracy and the protection of human rights,” said Minister Mwamba.

Guess Nyirenda, Executive Director of Operation Young Vote, has commended the government for showing political will to sustain the commemorations. However, he has stressed the need to expedite the process of enacting the NGO bill.

“It is encouraging to see the government showing political will to sustain the commemorations. However, we need to expedite the process of enacting the NGO bill to ensure that the NGO sector is well regulated and that it operates within the confines of the law,” said Mr. Nyirenda.

Tamara Phiri, Vice Chairperson of NGOs in Zambia, has emphasized the critical role that NGOs play in protecting human rights and strengthening democracy.

“The NGO sector plays a critical role in protecting human rights and strengthening democracy. We welcome the government’s efforts to create a legal framework that is better suited to the needs of NGOs in Zambia,” said Ms. Phiri.

The enactment of the new NGO bill will create a legal framework that is better suited to the needs of NGOs in Zambia. It is expected that the new law will provide a more conducive environment for the growth and development of NGOs in the country, and ultimately, the promotion of democracy and the protection of human rights.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Just get rid of them, they get in the way of progress. Especially the foreign ones who pretend to help but in actual fact they are spying on you.

  2. What is point in this? This is just hh way of undoing every good thing we did.

    This woman is my good friend and we share a warm history but sometimes I think she is lost. Attractive nice big women can be a problem at times

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