The Rwandan Lower Chambers of Parliament has approved an amendment to the law that regulates the operations of local NGOs.
The law prohibits NGOs from fundraising for any political party. However, individual members of the NGOs have a right to have political affiliations.
Under the amendment, there are three categories of NGOs; Public Interest Organisations, Common Interest Organisations and Foundations. NGOs are allowed to conduct commercial activities provided that the profit from such activities, are ploughed back into the organisation's non-profit making activities.
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