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Kenya - Recommendation Letter for a Non-Governmental Organization to Open a Bank

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Kenya - Recommendation Letter for a Non-Governmental Organization to Open a Bank by Kenyans247(m): Tue Feb 2020 01:51pm
Procedure
A non-governmental organization (NGO) is a non-profit, voluntary citizens’ group that is organized on a local, national or international level.
All NGO’s must be registered by NGO Coordination Board in accordance with the NGO coordination Act.
NGOs are required to furnish the NGOs Co-ordination Board with the account number(s) immediately the accounts are opened.

Apply In-Person
The Board of directors of a NGO should carry out a meeting to open a bank account.
(i). The minutes to the meeting should be signed by all the registered officials, stating signatories and signing instructions.
(ii). The minutes must resolve to open a bank account.
(iii). The minutes MUST also stipulate the specific branch and the signatories of the account. As well as the signing instructions.
(iv). Note that all NGO bank accounts MUST have at least one Kenyan substantive board member as a signatory
You should the write an Introduction letter addressed to the Executive Director (ED) of NGOs Coordination Board requesting for the recommendation letter.
(i). The request must be specific.
(ii). The letter must specify the bank, branch and the signatories of the account the NGO intent to open.
Submit the introduction letter and minutes to the Non-Governmental Organizations Co-ordination Board.
You should then proceed to pay the processing fees. A Processing fee of KSH. 4,000 is charged for the recommendation letter. Payments by Cheque or cash should be made to:
NGO’s co-Ordination Board Account no: 01136030582102
Co-operative bank
Co-op house branch
The processing time for the recommendation letter is one day, thereafter the NGO’s contact person will be contacted by the NGO board and be issued with a recommendation letter.
NGOs are required to furnish the NGOs Co-ordination Board with the account number(s) immediately the accounts are opened.

Required Documents

A Letter addressed to the Executive Director requesting for the recommendation letter. The request must be specific.
Original full board minutes signed by all the registered officials, stating signatories and signing instructions. The minutes must resolve to open a bank account.

Office Locations & Contacts

The Non-Governmental Organizations Co-ordination Board - Head Office

15th floor Co-op Bank House, Haile Selassie Avenue
P.O. Box 44617-0100
Nairobi, KENYA
Telephone: +254 (20) 2214044 / +254 (20) 2214044
E-mail: info@ngobureau.or.ke
Website: NGO Bureau

Kisumu regional Office
Adala Otuko road, behind St Joseph Catholic church
Milimani, Kisumu
Telephone: +254 (20) 2662604

Mombasa Regional Office
NSSF Building 5th Floor
Nkurumah Road, Mombasa
Tel: 0776162231

Garissa Regional Office
Regional Co-ordinator’s Office 2nd floor
(Former provincial Commissioners Office)
Tel: 0733380280

Eldoret Regional Office
Deputy County Commissioners Office- Eldoret East
Kapsoya
Tel: 0723278047

Eligibility

Newly formed non-governmental organisation which want to open a bank account.
Already existing non-governmental organisation who want to open a bank account.

Fees

Processing fees is KES 4,000 per letter to be issued.


Validity

The recommendation letter is valid forever

Documents to Use

This application is done by writing an application letter.

Processing Time

The recommendation letter takes one day to be prepared.

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Instructions

Write an introduction letter requesting a recommendation letter.
Submit the request to Non-Governmental Organizations Co-ordination Board
Make processing payment.
Collect recommendation letter.

Required Information

Name of the non-governmental organisation
Bank name
Bank branch
Signatories of the account the NGO intent to open.

Need for the Document

The recommendation letter enables a Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) to open a bank account. Banks require a recommendation letter to open a bank account.

Information which might help

The Non-Governmental Organizations Co-ordination Board is a State Corporation established by the Non-Governmental Organizations Co-ordination Act (Cap 19) of 1990. The Board has the responsibility of regulating and enabling the NGO sector in Kenya.
The Board is currently under the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government.
The NGOs Co-ordination Board is responsible for inter alia registering, facilitating and coordinating all national and international NGOs operating in Kenya; advising the government on their contribution to national development; providing policy guidelines for NGOs to align their activities with national priorities and receiving and analysing NGOs annual reports. To facilitate and co-ordinate the work of all national and international NGOs operating in Kenya.
All NGO applications should be typed or filled in block letters.
All applications MUST contain ORIGINAL signatures of the officials and members as applicable.

External Links

Non-Governmental Organizations Coordination Act 1990 Kenya http://www.usig.org/countryinfo/laws/Kenya/Non-Governmental_Organizations_Coordination_Act_1990__Kenya_%20.pdf

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