On 29 October 2019, the National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) submitted to the Parliament, both Chambers, its report of activities for the year 2018-2019 and also submitted its program of activities for the year 2019-2020. During this event, the Chairperson of the NCHR, Mrs Madeleine Nirere, highlighted the achievements of the NCHR including the protection of human rights in different aspects.
During the presentation of the report, the Chairperson of the NCHR emphasized that the activities that were planned for the year 2018-2019 have been executed. However, she highlighted some challenges including insufficient budget, some of the population’s queries which took long to be solved, some recommendations which took longer for implementation by the concerned institutions, gaps in ICT skills especially needed in the follow-up of claims, entrusted with the NCHR. To these challenges, the NCHR took measures so that it can operate efficiently and effectively.
The 2018-2019 activities report of the NCHR shows that out of 1081 complaints submitted to the competent authorities, 864 cases were resolved, representing 80℅.
The Parliament accepted the report of activities for the year 2018-2019. Further, the Commission requested Public sector, non-governmental organizations and Private Sector to play their role in solving the highlighted issues.