Thursday, February 4, 2010
According to NGO News Africa, the Zimbabwean government is calling for NGOs operating in Zimbabwe to regularize operations and follow Zimbabwe's laws. Specifically, the government wants more formal signed agreements between NGOs and the government. The government stated that "[t]he signing of the agreements is an important step towards the attainment of a comprehensive and sustainable regulatory framework for NGOs operating in Zimbabwe.” This comment came during the signing of agreements between Zimbabwe and two NGOs, World Vision and Terre Des Hommes Italia. Representatives from both NGOs responded positively to the move because it adds structure and credibility to the work already being performed.