Government has indefinitely suspended activities of civil society organization Chapter Four Uganda, The Tower Post reports.
This was communicated in a statement released on Friday morning by Stephen Okello the Executive Director of the National Bureau of Non-Government Organisations – NGO’s.
According to Okello, the Nicholas Opiyo headed organization has consistently failed to file annual returns and audited books of accounts between 2016 and 2020.
In December 2020, the organisation’s Executive Director Nicholas Opiyo together with three lawyers belonging to the same organization were arrested on charges of money laundering.
He would later be released on bail but the organization remained under investigation over money laundering and other subversive activities.
Chapter Four which trades as an independent not-for profit non-partisan organization dedicated to the protection of civil liberties and promotion of human rights for all in Uganda is one of other 15 NGO’s that have been indefinitely suspended over the same issue.
The other organizations include; Citizen’s Coalition for Electoral Democracy – CCEDU, Femrite Uganda Women Writers Association, African Humanitarian Action, Safe Places Uganda Foundation, Citizens Platform for Democracy and Accountability, Growth Networks Uganda, Pallisa Civil Society Oraginsation Networks, Citizens Election Watch IT, Youth Line Forum Uganda, Arise Africa International, Dotwa Africa, Rwenzori Consortium for Civic Competence, Centre for Conflict Resolution and Youth Equality Centre.