Ministry of Gender Trashes NGO Re-Registration Advert

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) has discredited advertisements that the Ministry’s Non-Profit Organisation Secretariat (NPOS) is re-registering Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and at a cost.

The content of the deceptive message states that “there is an exercise to re-register all NGOs under a new government platform called Premises Traceability Code (PTC)” and failure to undertake the exercise will mean “the NGO will be blacklisted”.

The exercise, according to the advertisement is at a cost of GH¢275.

“The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection wish to inform the general public that the information is false and should be disregarded and ignored”, the Ministry’s Public Affairs Department relayed.

It added that “the Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) Secretariat is a state agency established by the Non-Profit Organisation Policy 2020 and the Non-Profit Organisation Directive 2020. It has taken over the registration role of the Department of Social Welfare and has the responsibility of regulating and empowering the non-profit organisation sector in the economy. “

Source: Fuseini

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