Laws and Regulations
The Government of Uganda in 1989 enacted the NGO Registration Act Cap.113 as amended in 2006 and it established the National NGO Board to register and oversee NGO operations in the country. The National NGO Board was comprised of a board and a secretariat.
Cabinet approved the National NGO policy in October 2010 and it introduced a number of things that had to be harmonized with the NGO Registration Act Cap. 113.
In April 2011, the process of reviewing the NGO Registration Act Cap 113 started and on the 26th day of November. 2015 Parliament passed the NGO Bill 2015 which the President assented to on the 30th of January 2016. The NGO Act 2016 commenced on the 14th day of March as the date appointed by the Minister of Internal Affairs.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs in August. 2016 started the process of developing the NGO Regulations and on the 5th day of May 2017, the NGO Regulations 2017(Attached below) and the NGO (fees) Regulations 2017(Attached below) were gazetted. The Regulations were tabled in parliament on the 29th day of June 2017and later passed in Parliament.
NGO adjudication committee 2020, rules and procedures.
NGO inspectors and inspection guidelines 2020. (draft)
NGO Registration guidelines 2020. (draft)-It doesn’t exist
The NGO Bureau is mandated to offer different services and for all these services, forms are in place to guide clients on which information to submit. Forms include, A-Application for registration, D-Application for a permit and many others as attached.
IRF (Information Request Form) is document used by the Bureau to collect detailed information from the organizations. IRFs are filled by organizations to appear on the updated National NGO Register (UNNR) and those that are renewing their statuses.