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Malawi: NGO Authority Warns Against Dealing With Real-Turn Plan International

NGO Regulatory Authority (NGORA), formerly known as the NGO Board of Malawi, has sternly warned people especially in Mulanje and surrounding districts against dealing with Real-Turn Plan International, saying the organization is operating illegally in the country.

In a statement dated 26th August, 2022, NGORA Chief Executive Officer, Voice Mhone, further describes the activities of Real-Turn Plan International as fraudulent.

“We wish to warn the public not to have any dealings with Real-Turn Plan International as it is not a duly registered non-governmental organization in the country and therefore operating illegally.

The organization, parading as an NGO, is operating in Mulanje and other districts, asking money from people in order to employ them. These activities are fraudulent. NGORA has taken steps to stop the organization from operating in the country,” the statement reads in part.

Real-Turn Plan International, in an introductory letter signed by Coordinator Everson Kumisanjo and addressed to, among others, Mulanje District Council and traditional leaders, claims that it is a project for Cavoc International Group Limited funded by Sweden community based organizations and other associations to support vulnerable young people.

In the letter dated 25th July, 2022, Kumisanjo said the project was introducing its staff to identify young people who dropped out of school and are needy in order to help them continue with their education.

He further said that after collecting information through churches and villages, only those in need of immediate help will be taken to the district council and chiefs for consent and assistance.