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Dowa CSOs say Chakwera should not assent to NGO Amendment Bill

Dowa CSOs say Chakwera should not assent to NGO Amendment Bill

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By Mphatso M’bang’ombe  Leaders of almost 25 Civil Society Organizations in Dowa have asked President Lazarus Chakwera not to assent to the recently passed NGO Amendment bill. The CSOs reflected on the NGO Amendment bill in Mponela on Friday with a view of strengthening and enhancing collaboration among CSOs working in the district with support from Centre for Social Accountability and Transparency, CSAT. George Kaunda of Mponela Aids Information and Counselling Centre MAICC presented the  NGO Amendment bill by Parliament which was recently passed by Parliament. Kaunda said the bill has some provisions that will infringe on CSO operations in the country thereby reducing checks and balance in different government and non-state actor’s projects. Chairperson for Civil soc...