The government has given 7,213 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) 90 days to file their annual reports with the NGO Coordination Board, failing which they risk being de-registered.

While officially launching the NGO Sector 2020/2021 Report on Monday, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi stated that 9525 of the 11,890 registered NGOs are active, but only 3,000 have filed compliance reports.

Matiang’i praised the organizations as important partners in the Big 4 Agenda, civic awareness, and peacebuilding, and urged the board to grant a moratorium on reasonable terms to those who might seek it.

Matiang’i further challenged them to allocate more funds to development projects, noting that currently, the bulk of their budgets is spent on salaries and other recurrents.

He similarly warned the NGOs against being used by politicians during the electioneering period to perpetuate instability.

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