Mandatory Publication Of Fund Obtained By Non-Governmental Organizations
March 14, 2021

The recent amendment of the Non-Government Organization(NGO) Regulations through the Non-Governmental Organisation (Amendment)Regulations,2018, requires NGOs that obtain fund exceeding twenty(20) Milion Shillings (equivalent to 8500 United State Dollars) to publish once in two years. This is provided under regulation 13 of the amended Regulations.

Such publication must be published in a newspaper with wider circulation and other media channels, which are easily accessible, by the beneficiary of such fund.

Furthermore, the Regulations mandate the NGOs to submit their donor contract or agreement to the Registrar as well as to the Treasury not later than ten(10) days from the date of entering the said contract or agreement for approval.

NGOs are also obliged to declare to the Registrar any other resources received either in cash or kind before its expenditure.

Any NGO which contravenes those aforesaid requirements and obligations, commits an offence and may be liable to fine or imprisonment to its members.

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Augustine Dominic Shio

Managing Partner

Augustine Dominic Shio is also known as Mr Shio is a highly sought-after and widely recognized criminal law expert with more than 30 years of experience advising and assisting corporations and individuals charged with white-collar crimes.

Overview

Before founding the firm Mr Shio held several positions in the public sector, he served as a Principal State Attorney at the Attorney General’s Chambers, Legal Advisor at the President’s Office (Commission for Enforcement of the Leadership Code), Director of Legal Services and Complaints at the Ministry of Home Affairs and retired as a Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions at the Directorate of the Public Prosecutions.

Mr Shio is a recipient of the Presidential Medal for his distinctive public services and ethics of the highest order. His distinguished aptitude in handling complex criminal cases, particularly money laundering, economic and organized crimes has enabled the firm to handle high profile criminal cases in Tanzania.

Practice Focus

As the firm’s head of the Financial & Organized Crimes Department, Mr Shio represents corporations and individuals in the telecoms, media & ICT, mining, oil & gas and banking sectors in high profile criminal cases. He has advised and prepared legal compliance models and for large scale agribusiness operators, public listed companies and securities dealers and brokers in line with sector-specific laws.

He possesses vast experience in advising multinational corporations on money laundering and tax evasion throughout the life span of their commercial transactions.

Mr Shio has represented clients in major plea bargaining negotiations at the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. He is renowned for closing some of the best pleas deals in the country on behalf of many locals and expatriates charged with money laundering, economic and organized crimes and cybercrimes. Additionally, Mr Shio consults and assists criminally charged individuals to secure pre-trail and post-trial bail on serious criminal charges.

Education

Mr Shio holds a Bachelor’s Degree (LL.B Hons) from the University of Dar es Salaam, Certificate in Criminal Justice and Treatment of Offenders from the United Nations Institute (Fuchu, Japan). He is a certified criminal law expert in Money Laundering and Terrorism.

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