The ‘Mees Portal’ launched Thursday will reduce the waiting time for registration of civil society organizations from six months to just three days, states Ahmed Mahloof, the Minister of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment.
The ‘Mees Portal’, developed by the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment to digitalize registration and other services for sports clubs, civil society, and national sports associations, was launched at the first Civil Society Awards held Thursday night.
In his address at the function, Mahloof said the long waiting time and other difficulties in registering civil society organizations had been an issue of concern to many, until now.
Mahloof said that with the ‘Mees Portal’ the entire registration will be complete in just three days.
He stressed the key role the civil society plays in solving social issues facing a country.
“The civil society is an important pillar in nation building. We must appreciate their contribution. It is a happy occasion, to see civil society organizations acknowledged and awarded for their voluntary work to empower the people,” he said.
The Civil Society Awards aims to foster social empowerment, encourage proactive engagement by civil society, raise awareness about pressing social issues, and recognize and acknowledge the invaluable contributions of civil society.
Awards were presented to 10 civil society organizations during Thursday’s function.