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governor blacklists 29 NGOs
Peace Project (ZPP)
February 15, 2012
for Masvingo Province has blacklisted
29 local and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
operating in the region accusing them of failing to sign memoranda
of understanding (MOU) with the local leadership.
The 29 organisations
were read out by resident minister for Masvingo Province Titus Maluleke
at a meeting that was also attended by the senior officers from
the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA), Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP),
Zimbabwe Prisons Services (ZPS) and NGO leadership from the province.
Association of NGOs (NANGO) executive director Cephas Zinhumwe
who was also present in the meeting described the meeting as very
nine member organisations including local and international NGOs
have been blacklisted after they failed to sign MOUs with the governor's
office. They were also demanding that the NGOs hand in copies of
their trust deeds and constitutions clearly stating their areas
of operation," said Zinhumwe.
He said organisations
had to move fast and come up with tangible plans to deal with new
threats. Last year Governor Maluleko reportedly gave NGOs working
in the province a three-day ultimatum to "renew their memorandum
of understanding or risk being kicked out".
summoned field monitors to a meeting at his offices in Masvingo
where he read the riot act and made it clear that "the environment
has to be cleared" before national elections can be held.
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