President Emmerson Mnangagwa Thursday said Zimbabwe will be reviewing regulations governing the conduct of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) operating in the country.
He claimed that some NGOs were violating the government’s humanitarian policies. The president’s remarks come when the ruling ZANU PF has often accused some NGOs of working with opposition parties and the Western community to promote the regime change agenda.
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Delivering his State of the Nation Address (SONA) at State House this Thursday, Mnangagwa said legislation governing NGOs would be reviewed during the third session of the ninth Parliament. He said:
The conduct of some non-governmental organisations and private and voluntary organisations who operate outside their mandates and are out of sync with the government’s humanitarian priority programmes remain a cause for concern.
This comes Zimbabwe is facing severe starvation with some international institutions including the World Food Programme taking the leading role to cushion the masses from hunger.
The broke Zimbabwean government is failing to provide basics which the citizenry is in dire need of.
Some of the NGOs have been on the forefront to castigate alleged human rights violations by the Mnangagwa-led government.
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