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NGO board chief Mahamed resigns after court setback

National NGOs Co-ordination Board executive director Fazul Mahamed. FILE PHOTO | NMG
National NGOs Co-ordination Board executive director Fazul Mahamed. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

National NGOs Co-ordination Board executive director Fazul Mahamed has resigned after the courts temporarily blocked plans to offer him a new contract.

In his notice of resignation posted on the board’s official Twitter handle, Mr Mahamed said he would leave office on April 30 after serving at the helm of the board for three years.

“During the past three years, my tenure at the board has been nothing short of pure excitement and joy,” he said in the letter dated February 19, which was addressed to board chairman Amos Ntimama. The reason for Mr Mahamed’s exit, which operates under the Ministry of Interior, remains unclear.

He has in the recent months been at loggerheads with civil society and Opposition figures following his crackdown on their operations citing licensing breach and dubious financial dealings.

His term ended last November and the employment court issued an order barring the State from renewing or extending his contract.

The anti-graft agency ruled that he did not have qualifications to serve as executive director.

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