Posted by: becketfund | October 24, 2007

Uganda: Religious Congregations to Register as NGOs

New Vision reports that the government of Uganda will now require all places of worship to register as NGOs, with the exception of the Catholic Church, the Church of Uganda and any mosques. Uganda’s Minister for General Duties explained the decision as a response to the number of new congregations which have recently emerged, saying that “we do not know all their intentions”. The government hopes to establish a new framework for NGO policy, which would make it easier to weed out organizations that take advantage of people.

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