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 which further 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 receiving dissatisfaction 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, 2018,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 alleging 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 Give Directly 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. Post
Bryan White Foundation started in 2015, founded by one of the biggest Charitable, inspirational and motivational speakers in Uganda, Kirumira Brian commonly known as Bryan White. He started it with staff of ten that includes influential icons in the Ugandan society lik Big Eye, King Michael, Dr. Jose Chameleon, Maria Tinatinde, Cindy and comedians like Alex Muhangi, Madrat and Chiko. The aim is to empower, motivate and awaken the Youth from poverty in Uganda through doing activation like Charity, Donations and sponsorship of creative youths. It was also launched in one of the biggest city, Mbarara in 2018
Among activities that are being done by Bryan foundation are doing charity work and donations in hospitals on mental mothers, disabled mothers and children, helping poor pregnant mothers in the hospital by providing basic equipment needed. The foundation also focuses on paying school fees for orphans and street kids thus taking them back to school for a better future.