TASLAF NGO Legal & Administrative Compliance Audit Program

TASLAF NGO Legal & Administrative Compliance Audit Program

LEGAL & REGULATORY COMPLIANCE IN NGOs The recent 2016 NGO Act provides a new legal and regulatory framework that introduces dynamic changes in the registration, licensing, regulation and governance of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Uganda. The new law creates a mandatory requirement on all NGOs to comply with these rules and regulations governing their operations within the country. The unprepared disrupt of activities by COVID-19 has significantly affected the operations and legal compliance of both local and international NGOs in Uganda. The Ugandan government through the Office of the Prime Minister has recently suspended operations of about 208 organizations over...

Annual General Meetings and Director’s Meetings During the COVID-19 Lockdown in Uganda

Annual General Meetings and Director’s Meetings During the COVID-19 Lockdown in Uganda

Summary The Ugandan Government has announced a number of measures in an attempt to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Measures aimed at social distancing are creating a host of issues and implications for the corporate governance of companies and organisations. As associations enter into the Annual General Meeting (AGM) season, many are considering changing the format of their AGM from an in-person meeting to a virtual-only or hybrid meeting. Legal Obligation to hold meetings Whereas the government of Uganda has declared an extra twenty-one days’ lockdown, the obligations of companies are still in force under the law....

Legal Alert –Employment & Tax Considerations

Legal Alert –Employment & Tax Considerations

Regular employment law applies to all employment relationships – regardless of the disruptions at various workplaces as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. This includes anything that has been agreed to in an employment agreement. In addition, the revenue authorities still require compliance by tax payers with obligations as set out in the law. The Uganda Revenue Authority has released business continuity measures but the government of Uganda is yet to provide any measures intended to deal with the immediate after-effects of COVID19 on the economy. Equally, the government of Uganda has yet to release any specific employment-related legislative changes to...

COVID-19 AND THE IMMIGRATION POLICY IN UGANDA

COVID-19 AND THE IMMIGRATION POLICY IN UGANDA

The spread of the new coronavirus-COVID-19, has caused panic across the World. With the number of confirmed cases on the rise in Uganda, the coronavirus has affected several facets of immigration and movement of persons. Ministry of Internal Affairs Closures Over COVID-19 The Cabinet of the Republic of Uganda at its sitting of 23rd March, 2020 at the State House Entebbe, in line with implementation of the Directives by H.E the President on management of the Corona Virus Pandemic, resolved that all Public Services offered by the Ministry of Internal Affairs that involve direct contact with clients be suspended for...

COVID-19: KEY LEGAL ISSUES FOR THE NGO/NON-PROFIT SECTOR IN UGANDA

COVID-19: KEY LEGAL ISSUES FOR THE NGO/NON-PROFIT SECTOR IN UGANDA

In just a few weeks, 30 African countries have reported cases of COVID-19 Virus, the latest being Tanzania and Somalia which have reported their first cases of corona-virus at the time of this writing.  In response, many countries have shut down schools, churches, businesses and banned concerts and gatherings. There are now 19 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the six countries in East Africa. At the time of writing this alert the ministry of health has reported that there is no case of covid-19 in Uganda This legal alert sets out some legal obligations for both employers and employees working...