Assistant Registrars of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) have been required to adhere to the guidelines and principles of Patriotism in their work while putting the national interest first.
This was stated by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health, Central Department of Social Development Dr. John Jingu, Dodoma City while opening training for Assistant Registrars from Dodoma, Singida, Tabora regions as well as the Ministries in charge of these organizations.
Dr. Jingu said registrars of NGOs must adhere to professionalism and follow procedures, rules, regulations and guidelines in their work.
He stated the NGO sector is important for the development of the country so registrars have a responsibility to ensure they are well managed by creating an enabling environment for organizations to carry out their activities in the country and put national interests first.
“NGOs are an important sector in every sector, they make a significant contribution to the development of our country, that’s why we are here it is our responsibility as government officials and coordinators in our areas to organize professional management, taking into account national interests, regulations and laws. Dr. Jingu.
From his part, the Permanent Secretary Office of the President Public Service Management Dr. Laurean Ndumbaro urged participants to remember that the assistant registrars are public servants, they are accountable to the Government and the people so, make sure they follow the principles and procedures of the Public Service.
He added that public servants are required to adhere to ethics in accordance with various rules and regulations, including the NGO Act.
“It is an obligation and we must commit ourselves and work with effort and knowledge so that we can fulfill our responsibilities,” he said
One of the Assistant Registrars who attended the training, Dominic Joseph, said that they expected to learn a lot as they had been going through various challenges as NGO coordinators
their areas and thank the Permanent Secretaries of Health and Staff who have passed them on the Rules and Regulations to support Tanzanians.
“They have helped us to provide a school on how to recognize the importance of our service in ensuring we represent the national interest and prioritize patriotism as we coordinate NGOs, we are very grateful as many of us have never received such training.”
The Ministry of Health – Central Department of Social Development has continued to train Assistant Registrars of Non-Governmental Organizations at the Regional and Council levels with a view to enabling them to fulfill their responsibilities under Act No. 3 of 2019 as well as the NGO coordination guidelines in 2020