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Ministry of the Interior will accelerate the implementation of the PBO Law

The government has promised to fully implement the Public Benefit Organizations Law.

The new law provides a comprehensive and transparent framework for the registration and regulation of civil society groups.

Interior Principal Secretary Raymond Omollo said PBOs, formerly known as NGOs, play an important role in complementing development efforts.

He said the law promotes partnership and collaboration between the government and the private sector.

He spoke during the closing ceremony of a three-day Consultative Forum on the Implementation of the PBO Law in Elementaita.

“We all appreciate that the government’s economic transformation agenda must succeed and this can only happen with the support of various stakeholders, including PBOs,” Omollo said.

The law came into effect on May 14 after it was published by Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki.

Provides an environment that promotes a more organized, transparent and impactful PBO sector.

Under the law, the public will have easy access to information about OBPs and their funds.

“On behalf of the Board, I want to reaffirm our commitment to implementing the PBO Act. We are dedicated to ensuring that the implementation process is inclusive and leaves no one behind,” said Public Benefit Organizations Regulatory Authority chairman Mwambu Mabongah.

“The active participation and cooperation of all involved is crucial to the success of this initiative.”

The law is expected to promote faster registration of PBOs to address humanitarian crises such as floods.

“The PBO Act was developed through extensive consultation, and it is crucial that we maintain this spirit of collaboration during its implementation,” said Public Benefit Organizations Regulatory Authority chief executive Mutuma Nkanata.

“I assure you that we are fully committed to the implementation of the law and call on all our stakeholders to join us in this vital task.”

All agencies under the Act are urged to understand their respective mandates and develop individual and joint roadmaps for successful implementation.

The implementation process must be inclusive and consultative. Any gaps in the law should also be addressed in a consultative manner.

The Ministry of Home Affairs is expected to provide necessary support to all stakeholders for full and successful implementation of the Act.

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