NACONGO: is swimming against the tide of change
The newly elected leadership of the National Non-governmental Organization’s Council (NACONGO) has streamlined operations by putting in place operational guidelines which will dispel the conflicts emanating from unclear roles and responsibilities which has ridden the organization for all eight years of its existence. NACONGO members also promised to ensure greater NGO adherence to the Code saying that the Council’s Ethics Committee which this time around will have representation at the district level will be keen at monitoring NGO’s adherence to the Code of Conduct.
This according to the councilors is aimed at improving the image of NGOs in the public and citizenry perception, which in the recent past has been dented by NGOs misconduct and self-serving attitudes.
Speaking during the close of the four days session which sought to putting in place the operational guidelines, the NACONGO Chairperson Humphrey Pole Pole signaled warn to all NGO actors when he said that the Council will not tolerate the any NGO which will go out of the apportioned to it by the NGO Act and play roles which are not in it mandate.
“We need to increase the credibility of the sector therefore NACONGO will institute measures which will curb the manner in which the sector relates to the national NGO Code of Conducts, global CSO norms and ethical standards”, added Petro Aham a council representative from Arusha Region.
Apart from the formulation of operational guidelines the session also articulated the benefits or rather the services which the NACONGO will provide to the NGO sector.
The session also revised the organizational structure and clearly stipulated the roles and responsibility of each actor on the NACONGO organogram. The new structure also defines the mode of operation of the Council at the district level as can be seen from the chart 1.
Last Updated (Thursday, 16 August 2012 08:29)