The National Bureau for Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO Bureau) has cancelled the operating license of Socialite real name Bryan Kirumira’s Bryan White Foundation.
Addressing journalists at Media Center Friday 18,Patrick Onen Ezaga, the senior communication officer of the NGO Bureau said this decision was reached after they received a letter from Human Rights Committee, calling for real time investigations of the foundation’s activities.
Ezaga revealed that they did not take the commitee’s concern slightly whichwfurther led to a serious investigation on whether Bryan White Foundation was operating in accordance to it’s core objectives and goals.
We have have been recieveing disatisfactions concerning Bryan White Foundation from several individuals but swung into action when we got a letter from the vice -chairperson of parliament’s Human Rights Committee complaining about the same foundation’s behavior.
Founded January,2019,Bryan White Foundation upon investigations,was found operating against it’s registration terms and conditions.
“Whereas Bryan White Foundation was supposed to be a company limited by guarantee with a board of directors and other members who would meet annually for a general meeting, Bryan White was single handedly running the organization. Even the functions that it was licensed to perform like looking after orphans, widows and supporting youths to be self-reliant were never undertaken,” said Ezaga.
The loaded socialite has been accused by many individuals with several girls alledging that he sexually harasses them and not helping them as he claims.Some of the girls said they had spent months at Bryan White’s home being used as sex slaves.
The organization also has no known physical address as the address it had indicated in its registration documents was only found to have a banner hanging in front of an unfinished building. The Foundation also didn’t have any significant transaction in the bank account save for a one-off case where Bryan White deposited and later withdrew 10 million Shillings.
It was after the discovery that the NGO Bureau tasked Bryan White to explain about the operations of his organization which he failed to. However, the July 22 letter went unanswered hence prompting them to revoke the permit of Bryan White Foundation and also cancel its certificate of registration.
The NGO board has also indefinitely suspended the operation of another International NGO known as GiveDirectly with it’s headquarters in Ntinda for failure to explain the source of its funding.
Investigation revealed that the organization which is working in three districts of Kampala, Kiryandongo and Bukedea was giving people money, which is likely to make people lazy, promote idleness, domestic violence, dependency syndrome and tension within neighbouring villages.