A charity organization is classified as a Non Governmental Organization by the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC. It is registered as an Incorporated Trustee by CAC.
The process of "creating" or registering an NGO starts with getting a name suitable for its aims and objective. The name will be sent for availability search at CAC. If approved, it is reserved by CAC.
The next step is drawing up a list of persons of good character and no previous criminal record as proposed Trustees of the NGO.
Once secured, the names of these Trustees will be published in at least two national newspapers, for the public to know and send in any objections to registration of the NGO. This publication will last for a
window period of 28 days, within which time, the applicant is expected to prepare other required documents to be submitted for the registration.
The documents required include the NGO's Constitution, Minutes of Meeting whereat the Trustees were appointed, Public Notice, Letter of Application for registration, an Iron Seal of the NGO and duly completed Trustees Forms.
The accompanying documents will be submitted to CAC online and necessary filing fees paid. In the absence of any query by CAC on any of the documents submitted, a certificate of incorporation will be issued thereafter by CAC.