Historical Monuments Act
- Commenced on 15 May 1968
- [This is the version of this document at 31 December 2000.]
- [Note: The version of the Act as at 31 December 2000 was revised and consolidated by the Law Reform Commission of Uganda. All subsequent amendments have been researched and applied by Laws.Africa for ULII.]
Declaration of preserved and protected objects
1. InterpretationIn this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—
2. Declaration of preserved objects
3. Declaration of protected objects
4. Protection of objects by agreement
5. Gift or bequestThe Minister may accept a gift or bequest of any protected object which he or she shall deposit in the museum if portable.
6. Protection of certain placesA place of worship or tomb declared to be a protected object under section 3(1) shall not be used for any purpose inconsistent with its character.
7. List of preserved or protected objectsThe Minister may, by statutory instrument, publish lists of the preserved or protected objects.
8. Acts prohibitedNo person, whether owner or not, shall do any of the following acts to or in relation to any object declared to be preserved or protected under this Act—
9. Maintenance and inspection of objectsFor the purposes of maintenance and inspection of any preserved or protected object, there shall be a conservator of antiquities who shall be appointed by the Minister and shall be a public officer.
10. Duties of conservator of antiquitiesThe duties of the conservator of antiquities shall include—
12. Excavations prohibited without licence
13. Objects discovered to be surrendered
16. Advisory panel
17. Submission of a reportA person licensed under section 12 shall submit to the Minister two copies of a full report in respect of his or her excavation within twenty-four months from the date of completion of the excavation and shall submit one copy of the report to the curator of the museum.
18. Right of access by public to preserved or protected objectsSubject to section 21(c), the public shall have a right of access to any preserved or protected object.
19. Offences and penaltiesAny person who—
20. Application of the Mining Act
21. RegulationsThe Minister may, by statutory instrument, make regulations—
History of this document
15 May 1968