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Non-Governmental Organizations are sensitized to use allocated funds in projects that benefit the population. This was the key message delivered by the CEO of the Rwanda Governance Board Prof Anastase Shyaka who chaired the funds delivery to the chosen NGOs.

RGB and One UN Rwanda co-sponsored the NGOs

The message allocated to the representatives of the chosen NGOs was to effectively manage the funds so the bear positive outcomes in transforming people’s lives.

Twelve NGOs were given 300 million Frw and each NGO was allocated 25 million Frw to invest in its activities aimed at transforming people’s lives.

Among 200 organizations, only 75 ones were selected to be given the allocated funds.

Elaborated projects include these meant for environment protection, sex abuse eradication, legal assistance, agricultural and animal husbandry initiatives, among others.

Prof Shyaka reminded that the representatives of the winning NGOs to utilize these funds in a way that benefits the general public and avoid mismanagement.

Deborath Mukasekuru who heads the AENSP Plus that advocates for the rights of people living with AIDS/HIV has, however, called the RGB to increase the amount of the funds meant for the NGOs as to allow them invest in long lasting and more effective projects.

She pointed out that the amount is still low as compared to the width of the social, economic and legal problems to solve.

The allocation of funds to the NGOs is co-sponsored by RGB and the One UN Rwanda.

For three past years, the amount of allocated funds reached 1 425 000 000 Frw.

Some of the representatives of the NGOs that were given funds to boost their activities
Colette Ruhamya the CEO of the Rwanda Environment Management Authority were among the officials who chaired the event
The CEO of RGB Prof Anastase Shyaka
RGB’s Prof Shyaka addressing media after the chairing the event
Mukasekuru Deborath urges RGB and One UN Rwanda to increase the amount of the allocated funds

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