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Non-Governmental Organizations Coordination Act

This Act may be cited as the Non-Governmental Organizations Co-ordination Act, 1990, and shall come into operation on such a day as the Minister may, by notice in the Gazette specify.
There is hereby established a Board to be known as the Non-Governmental Organizations Co-ordinations Board.
The Board shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal and shall be capable in its corporate name of –
suing and being sued
taking, purchasing or otherwise acquiring, holding, charging or disposing of movable and immovable property;
receiving, borrowing and lending money;
entering into contracts; and
doing or performing all such other things or acts necessary for the proper performance of its functions under this Act, which may lawfully be done or performed by a body corporate.
The functions of the Board shall be –
to facilitate and co-ordinate the work of all national and international Non- Governmental Organizations operating in Kenya;
to maintain the register of national and international Non-Governmental Organizations operating in Kenya, with the precise sectors, affiliations and locations of their activities;
to receive and discuss the annual reports of the Non-Governmental Organization;
to advise the Government on the activities of the Non-Governmental Organizations and their role in development within Kenya;
to conduct a regular review of the register to determine the consistency with the reports submitted by the Non-Governmental Organizations and the Council;
to provide policy guidelines to the Non-Governmental Organizations for harmonizing their activities to the national development plan for Kenya;
to receive, discuss and approve the regular reports of the Council and to advise on strategies for efficient planning and co-ordination of the activities of the Non- Governmental Organizations in Kenya; and
to receive, discuss and approve the code of conduct prepared by the Council for self- regulation of the Non-Governmental Organizations and the activities in Kenya.
The Board shall have power –
to establish such subsidiary organs as may be necessary for the performance of its functions under this Act; and
subject to this Act, to appoint such officers as may be necessary for the performance of its functions.
The Board shall establish and maintain a documentation centre on Non-Governmental Organizations and their activities in Kenya and such other information as may be necessary for the understanding and promotion of the contribution of Non-Governmental Organizations to national development.

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