Topics & Shedules

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Arrival, Registration and breakfast

Arrival, Registration and breakfast

9:00 AM – 9: 10 am
Welcome Remarks

Yona Wanjala

Welcome Remarks

9:10 AM – 9: 25 AM
Keynote Speaker

Stephen Okello

Keynote Speaker

9:25 AM- 9: 45 AM
SUMMARY OF THE SURVEY ON THE COMPLIANCE STATUS OF NGOS

James Nkuubi

SUMMARY OF THE SURVEY ON THE COMPLIANCE STATUS OF NGOS

9:45 AM – 11: 05 AM

Panels- Regulators

NGO Bureau

  • Clarifying the different categories of NGOs in Uganda and their respective regulatory obligations under Uganda`s Legal framework.
  • Why the work of NGO regulatory agencies should be of interest to the NGO sector.
  • Goals of NGO Bureau in regulating NGOs.
  • How NGO Bureau under the NGO Act makes tradeoffs or amicably balances interests of the state and yet also promote a safer working environment NGOs.

FIA

  • Compliance obligations of NGOs towards FIA.
  • Degree of susceptibility of NGOs to the risk of Terrorism Financing.
  • Justification for NGOs to comply with the FIA and why they are considered accountable persons.
  • How NGOs have responded to their compliance obligation with FIA.
  • Uganda being on the grey list and its Implications to the NGOs.
  • Plans for outreaches to the NGO sector.

URA

  • Compliance obligations of NGOs under the Uganda tax regime.
  • Tax exemption for NGOs and the process of tax exemption.
  • Voluntary disclosure, EFRIS, Income tax and fines for non-compliance.
  • Plans for outreaches to the NGO sector.

NSSF

  • Compliance obligations of NGOs towards NSSF.
  • Goals of NSSF in regulating NGOs.
  • Dangers Non-Compliance poses to the NGOs.
  • Highlights of the amended NSSF Act to the NGOs.
  • Plans for outreaches to the NGO sector.

NITA-U

  • Ways to leverage technology in reducing the compliance statutory burden.
  • Possibility for NGOs to have a compliance digitalized one-stop centre for compliance to all regulators.
  • What it takes and the role of NITA-U in supporting the development of compliance digitalized one-stop centre for NGOs and the regulators.
  • Plans for outreaches to the NGO sector.

URSB

  • Compliance obligations of the NGOs towards URSB.
  • Key issues that NGOs need to know in line with name reservation, registration and renewing of the organisation name.
  • What filing returns entail and the contact person for filing returns at URSB for the NGO sector.
  • Plans for outreaches to the NGO sector.

KCCA

  • Compliance obligations of the NGOs towards KCCA.
  • What NGOs have to know in regard to the local service tax.
  • Plans for outreaches to the NGO sector.

Uganda Police

  • Procedures and Principles that govern Police investigations in line with Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing (AML/CTF).
  • What NGOs need to know about Terrorism Financing.
  • • Plans for outreaches to the NGO sector in regard to Counter Terrorism Financing.

 

11:05 AM – 11:20 AM

Tea break

Tea Break

11:20 AM – 2: 00 PM

Discussion

This will be a round table discussion between the participants and regulators. Both parties will raise their concerns in regards to the NGO regulatory framework.

2:00 PM – 2:10 PM
Closing Remarks

Dr. Moses Isooba

Closing Remarks

Closing Remarks by Dr. Moses Isooba, Executive Director, Uganda NGO Forum

2:10 PM

Lunch and departure

Lunch and departure

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