NCCS and Charities Council Sharing Session on Code of Governance 2017

On 18th  July 2017, the National Council of Churches, Singapore (NCCS) and theCharity Council co-organised a Code of Governance Sharing Session with churches at St. Andrew’s Cathedral’s New Sanctuary. The turnout of the event was very assuring, with 380 participants coming from approximately 170 faith-based organisations. This reflects the churches desire to better  understand the Code of Governance as well as to enhance knowledge on how to strengthen governance capabilities.

In his opening remarks, NCCS General Secretary, Rev Dr Ngoei Foong Nghian said that churches and Christian organisations have a long history of good governance based on biblical principles and respected the law of the land. The gathering would provide opportunity for the Charities Council to hear views which may help fine-tune and improve on the Code of Governance for the good of all. This was followed by an opening prayer led by Bishop Terry Kee.

Charity Council Chairman, Dr Gerard Ee, welcomed the crowd emphasising that good governance is a cornerstone of a successful and sustainable charity, and faith-based organisations are held to highest standard of accountability due to the call to good stewardship. Commissioner of Charities, Dr Ang Hak Seng, also addressed the crowd assuring them of the enablers available to guide the churches in implementation. He also noted on the need for continuous engagement between the charities and the COC’s Office.     >> Read More