DAR ES SALAAM, April 18 (Xinhua) -- State-owned Tanzania National Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) Coordination Board has deregistered six NGOs working in the east African nation for breaching regulations, the board said in a statement on Thursday.
The statement said the six NGOs also conducted their businesses in contrary to their constitutions that they submitted during registration of the organizations.
The statement mentioned the deregistered organizations as Community Health Education Services and Advocacy, Kazi Busara na Hekima Sisters, AHA Development Organization Tanzania, Pathfinder Green City, Hope and Others and HAMASA Poverty Reduction.
On March 28, this year, the government warned NGOs operating in the country to stop engaging in immoral deeds, including money laundering and threats to national security.
Opening a two-day annual meeting of the National Council of NGOs Tanzania in the capital Dodoma, Faustine Ndungulile, the Deputy Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, the Elderly and Children, said the government has completed collection of an electronic data for all NGOs working in the country aimed at receiving information about their activities on time.
He urged the NGOs to maintain transparency and accountability in their efforts to help build the nation.
He said their goals and objectives should also be in line with the government development agenda, adding that the authorities will not tolerate rogue NGOs who were not working on their own direction in the pretense of helping people.
"Much as you come with financial resources but if your purported activities are not in line with the government development agenda, you will not be allowed in the country," said Ndungulile.