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Crisis In Zimbabwe Coalition Denounces Govt's Decision To De-register 291 PVOs

Crisis In Zimbabwe Coalition Denounces Govt's Decision To De-register 291 PVOs

The Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC) has condemned the government’s decision to de-register 291 private voluntary organisations (PVOs).

Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister Paul Mavima said the PVOs were deregistered for different reasons but mainly because of their failure to submit audited financial statements.

CiZC spokesperson Obert Masaraure said the development will result in job losses and this will have a negative impact on livelihoods. Masaraure said:

This is quite an unfortunate development that will negatively impact the lives of ordinary citizens; especially given the fact that most of these organisations are working in the field of social welfare.

We also have to be alive of the negative economic impacts of this move and the fact that jobs will be lost, and again this will impact negatively on livelihoods.

Government should consider the welfare of the suffering masses before implementing decisions that impact on people’s welfare.

We would also like to highlight the fact that the push to amend the PVOs Act is a sure sign that the government is determined to close down operating space for civil society organisations.

Government is keen to instill fear into civil society organisations that are undertaking their genuine role of holding the government to account.

We implore the government to respect the work of civil society organisations and to recognise their huge contribution to the strengthening of democracy, good governance and economic prosperity.

Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum executive director Musa Kika urged civil society organisations (CSOs) to comply with the requirements of the law to avoid being de-registered. He said:

Information gathered by NANGO regarding the motivation and reasons for deregistration is mainly failure to comply with the PVO Act (17:05) Section 5(e), which requires PVOs to submit annual returns (audited financial reports and annual narrative reports) of which failure to submit these for three consecutive years may result in your certificate being terminated.

We urge all our members not to panic. However, we encourage all PVOs to submit their returns annually as a compliance requirement in order to avoid any risk of being deregistered.

The de-registered organisations were ordered to surrender their certificates of operation to the government. | NewsDay

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18 Comments

3 days ago

The abuse of power is real


Brian Raftopoulous 3 days ago

we as CiZC have been openly anti gvt from our days at the helm of the organisation and we are not ashamed to attack this gvt for no apparent reason because we want to remain relevant even though the practise of giving audited statements is a norm in other legal jurisdictions

@ mukmeric 3 days ago

confused here.pakanzi set http headers tirikubatidza kana kusiya pari off.


@@mukmeric 3 days ago

tiri kuita zvekutenga data isu izvi zve droid von settings yemahara via netone lines takasiyira imi marombe

iwe urikushandisa 3 days ago

pindula yemagrade kkk

Tipei list 3 days ago

A/A


vepano pano 3 days ago

compliance with the law is necessary and the reason for audited financial statements cannot be overemphasized for security reasons and also to safeguard the nation from financial impropriety emanating from money laundering where these institutions are used as a front by criminals


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3 days ago

Musa kika ndiye uya wekumbovatemesa musoro after doing the unimaginable by suing the whole bench, after vamusvikira mukomana akutaura nonsense and nyaya yacho yakazonzi chii zviya? Zim politics kuitisana chete, zvinoda gafa asingakwate , tikagara toyeuchidzana kuvhotera va Chamisa gore rino


😊 3 days ago

✔️✔️👍

pk 3 days ago

shuwa nehushoma hwenyu yeuchidzanayi, kwedu kuzanu takapedza. tiri kuronga 2048 elections

Anonymous 3 days ago

Zimbabwe Annual Nonsense Utilities Is Back For a False Predictions


Jinn 3 days ago

Chances of ZANU winning this election are very slim,Mugabe was a clever and tactical guy compared to Mnangagwa.


jinn Uri imbecile 3 days ago

what has that got to do with deregistered PVOs

Zuze 3 days ago

@Jinn uri imbecile, it has everything to do with deregistration of NGOs because Mnangagwa is biting the hand that feeds him. NGOs have been relieving poverty in Zimbabwe. Removing them will worsen poverty and in the end turn people against Mnangagwa and ZANU

Cde Disaster 2 days ago

Kill them all & come back alone...


Pasi neMhanduuuuu! 2 days ago

schorched earth policy.
hapana anosara!


ngorima mushava 1 day ago

Just comply with the rules and regulations of the Land


tukes 1 day ago

musasiya ve ccc. dzokerai kwamakabva.makatumwa bae america ne Britain manje makanyangira yaona.



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