Top NGOs comply with Government request

by | Jul 29, 2021 | Local News | 0 comments

Brian Rungano Temba


A total of 40 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Trusts and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) have including some high profile organisations, been given the green light to sign Memorandums of Understanding with the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare.

Non-profits were called by the Harare Provincial Development Coordinator Mr Tafadzwa Muguti, to lay out their plans and budgets.

This was to ensure that there is no deviation from the mandate they promised to stick to.

Only 40 organization responded positively.

The NGOs that complied are include high profile organisations Legal Resources Foundation, Action Aid Zimbabwe, Adult Rape Clinic, Plan International and Goal Zimbabwe.

“The office of the PDC would like to inform all above mentioned NGOs CBOs, Trusts and respective stakeholders have been permitted to conduct their operations within Harare Metropolitan Province subject them complying with the outlined procedures.

Those who failed to comply with the outlined procedures with immediate effect be stopped by law enforcement from conducting any operations what so ever until they fully comply with the policy,” read the press statement.

According to the Policy in Operations of Non-Governmental Organisations in Humanitarian and Development Assistance in Zimbabwe, published by Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare, the compliant NGOs should sign a MOU with the Ministry and secure a resolution from the PDC.

There are over 300 NGOs that have been operating in Harare alone and over 1 000 in the whole country.

Most of them run on donor funds, which come from foreign donors.

Reports of NGOs straying from their main objectives, triggered the request of credentials from the PDC. Less than half of them responding to the call.

A perusal of the list, showed that high-level and well structured organisations complied.

However, obscure and opaque NGOs like Heal Zimbabwe, Young Lawyers Association and other dubious projects abstained, saying a lot about their persuasions and vision.