Registration of Non-Governmental Organisations in Uganda
Applications are made to the National Bureau of Non-Governmental Organisations.
This application form is addressed to the Secretary of the Bureau and contains the following;
- Name of the Organization.
- Country of origin.
- Proposed physical address.
- Particulars of any affiliated organization whether within or outside Uganda.
- Objects of the organization.
- Classes of persons to whom the organization is open.
- The present number of members.
- Tittles of officers of the organization.
- Names, occupations, and addresses of present or proposed officers of the organization.
- Sources of funding.
- Property (if any) and the manner in which it is held, acquired or vested.
- Bankers of the organization.
- Any privileges, immunities, or exemptions requested by the organization from the government.
- Names, signatures, and passport size photographs of the promoters.
- The form must be dated.
This form must be accompanied by
- A certificate of incorporation (this applies where the organization is an already legally registered entity e.g. a company limited by guarantee).
- A copy of the organization’s constitution.
- A specification of the area of the intended operation of the organization i.e. the geographical area, the field of operation e.g. health, education, gender, and sexuality, etc
- A valid reservation of the organization’s name by the registrar of companies.
- A chart showing the organizational structure of the organization.
- A work plan and budget for the 1st year of operation.
- Payment receipts for registration fees.
- For local/indigenous organizations (NGOs wholly controlled by Ugandan citizens), they must additionally have ;
- A written recommendation to the Bureau by two sureties.
- A written recommendation by the Senior Assistant Secretary (chairperson) of the SNMC of the area where the organization intends to operate.
- A written recommendation by the RDC.
- Where the organization intends to operate throughout Uganda, a written recommendation by at least two of the above.
Upon compliance with the above requirements, the Bureau then registers the Organization and is issued a certificate of registration as NGO with a registration Name, Number, and date.
Once an organization is registered, it remains so registered unless its registration is canceled, voluntarily deregistered, or if it is wound up.