Najib: NGOs must maximise use of allocations from Government

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  • Sunday, 19 Oct 2014

PUTRAJAYA: Non-governmental organisations (NGO) must ensure Government-provided allocations are used optimally when carrying out projects to help target groups, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

The Prime Minister said the move would ensure more Malaysians benefited from funds approved by the Government for NGOs.

"Effectiveness of NGOs is not measured by the activities they carry out, but the reports submitted and results achieved. NGOs need to use these allocations in the best way possible.

"An effective NGO focuses on outcome, not output," he said when speaking at the fifth anniversary of the myNadi Foundation here, Sunday.

Earlier, myNadi Foundation chairman Tan Sri Dr Jeyaindran Sinnadurai, when tabling the five-year achievement of the foundation, said of the funds received from the Government, only 6% was used for administrative purposes.

The rest was used to implement numerous projects for the target groups such as repairing schools, temples and crematoriums, he added.

Over the last five years, the Government has approved RM6mil in allocations for the myNadi Foundation, with more than 300,000 people and 25 NGOs benefiting from the funds via 555 projects implemented. - Bernama

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