These grants are extremely flexible and also easy to apply and win them.
This raised public fears that the Government had plans to lift the presidential age limit to help the incumbent president remain in power by amending Article b of the Constitution and to allow for compulsory acquisition of private land without prior and adequate compensation by amending Article 26 2 of the Constitution.
Following the first reading, Bill No. Soon thereafter, on September 27,a private members Bill Magyezi Bill seeking to amend Article b to remove the age limit was tabled amid protests from the political opposition and civil society. Given the widespread opposition to both Bill No. During the February 18, general elections, the government shut down social media.
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After the elections, the government then presented the Uganda Communications Amendment Bill, The Bill seeks to amend section 93 1 of the Uganda Communications Act, to remove the requirement for parliamentary approval of regulations made by the Minister of Communications.
If the new Bill is approved by Parliament, it will give the Minister of Communications the power to control communications with wide International ngos working in pakistan without approval from Parliament.
This will erode the principle of checks and balances that section 93 1 of the Uganda Communications Act, sought to prevent. The proposed Press and Journalist Amendment Bill, remains pending. The Press Bill contains proposed amendments to the Press and Journalist Actwhich is the law that governs media practice.
The proposed Bill has been criticized as being overly punitive in nature. For example, the Bill reportedly contains wide-ranging and ill-defined powers enabling the authorities to revoke the license of a media organization if it publishes material deemed to be "prejudicial to national security, stability and unity," or which is "injurious to Ugandan relations with new neighbors or friendly countries;" causes "economic sabotage" or breaches any of the conditions imposed by the license.
Under the provision of "Promotion of Homosexuality," anyone who "funds or sponsors homosexuality or other related activities" [the phrase "other related activities" is left entirely undefined] This could be interpreted broadly enough that advocating gay rights could be considered a "related practice" which promotes or abets homosexuality.
In Augustthe Act was nullified on the technicality of a lack of quorum. However, on October 29,Parliament re-introduced a bill, The Prohibition of Promotion of Unnatural Sexual Practices Bill, which criminalizes engaging in and the promotion of homosexuality.
Unlike the previous Anti-Homosexuality Act, this bill criminalizes sex with or between transsexuals and the funding or sponsoring anyone who has the intent to promote an "unnatural" sexual practice.
The purpose of the Bill is to give effect to article 50 4 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, by providing for the procedure of enforcing human rights under Chapter 4 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, As a result, a process has been started to create a regulatory framework for faith-based organizations.
The draft bill is currently undergoing consultations. On May 17,the State Minister of Finance, David Bahati, while appearing before the parliamentary budget committee, also announced that as of the next financial year all NGO funds will be channeled through the national budget, allegedly to promote transparency and avoid duplication of services.
He stated that the Ministry of Finance was in the process of drafting a development co-operation policy for compliance by NGOs and development partners. The tax has attracted public condemnation and is viewed by many as a form of double taxation and an infringement on the freedom of expression.
The government has promised to review the tax considering the current backlash. Legal Analysis Organizational Forms Ugandan law makes provision for the establishment of a variety of civil society organizations.
The CSOs that can be formed include: According to Section 3 of the Act, an organization is defined in the bill to mean "a legally constituted non-governmental organization under the Act. Trusts and foundations are established to provide grants and in some cases loan financing at a more affordable rate to NGOs, CBOs and private organizations in support of their goals and objectives.
Community Based Organizations CBOs CBOs are predominantly self-help oriented, with the principle aim of improving individual or household welfare, although a few groups play a wider, community development role.
They are defined by their relatively small size usually involving households and limited geographic area, and are generally formed along communal work lines, e.Plan International is a development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
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Founded in , Plan International is a development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
We strive for a just world, working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners. Pakistan’s interior minister said that international NGOs “working against Pakistan’s strategic, security, economic or other interests will have their registration cancelled”.
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