KAYANZA December 16th (ABP) – The Ministry of the Interior, Community Development and Public Security brought together on Wednesday, at the headquarters of Kayanza province (north), representatives of non-profit associations. The meeting was part of the assessment of the state of implementation of the recommendations resulting from the meeting held last March at Bugarama in Muramvya province, a check on the site by ABP has revealed.
According to the permanent secretary in the ministry responsible for non-profit associations, Mr. Martin Niteretse, the meeting with the representatives of the non-profit organizations (NPOs) comes after another held in Muramvya just after the establishment of the institutions resulting from the 2020 general elections.
“In that meeting, we had sufficient time to discuss compliance with the laws and rules governing non-profit associations,” he said, recalling that they also raised a subject concerning the role and contribution of those NPOs in community development.
Mr. Niteretse said that the Minister of the Interior had recommended that they align with the National Development Plan (PND 2018-2027) and join others in community development work, each in their own area of action.
After analysis, he said, it was found that a good number of associations are working in accordance with the recommendations of the ministry while others are implementing them.
The permanent secretary in the ministry in charge of Community Development thus indicated that among the 6,800 non-profit associations registered with the ministry, there are those which circumvent their commitments and others which do not conform to the PND.
“The activities of the latter will soon be suspended”, he warned, stressing that it is for this reason that the ministry organized the meeting on Wednesday so that the representatives of the non-profit organizations are informed of the attitude which should characterize in front of politicians and their funders.
In addition, they discussed their role in safeguarding peace and security as well as their contribution to community development. During the same meeting, Mr. Niteretse recalled that it is time to report to the Ministry of the Interior and this, not exceeding the end of March in 2022. For him, it is necessary that the funds used by the non-profit organizations intervene appropriately in the development of the population and this, in accordance with the orientations of the State.
Note that on the same occasion, the representatives of the associations were invited to collaborate in everything and everywhere with the administration at all levels.