Engineers Registration Act
- Commenced on 1 December 1969
- [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.]
Part I – Interpretation
1. InterpretationIn this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—
Part II – Engineers Registration Board
2. Establishment of the Engineers Registration BoardThere is established a board to be called the Engineers Registration Board which shall, in that name, be a body corporate with perpetual succession and shall be capable of suing and being sued and, subject to this Act, of doing and suffering all such other acts and things as bodies corporate may lawfully do and suffer.
3. Functions of the boardThe functions of the board shall be to regulate and control engineers and their activities within Uganda and to advise the Government in relation to those functions.
4. General powers of the boardThe board may do all such things as are calculated to facilitate, or are incidental or conducive to, better carrying out its functions and to that end may, in particular, but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing—
5. Seal of the board
Part III – Membership and procedure of the board
6. Membership of the board
7. Vice chairperson
8. Meetings of the board
9. Quorum and voting at meetings
10. Transaction of business by circulation of papersNotwithstanding section 9, where the chairperson so directs, a decision of the board may be made without a meeting being held, by the circulation of the relevant papers among all the members and the expression in writing of their views; except that any member shall be entitled to require that any decision be deferred until the subject matter is considered at a meeting of the board.
11. Procedure of the boardSubject to this Act and any regulations made under this Act, the board may regulate its own procedure.
12. Minutes of proceedingsMinutes in proper form of each meeting shall be kept and shall be confirmed by the board at the next meeting and shall be signed by the chairperson of the meeting.
13. SecretaryThe board may appoint a suitable person to be secretary to the board for the purpose of attending meetings of the board, keeping the minutes of meetings and performing such other secretarial duties as the board may require.
14. Validity of proceedingsSubject to the provisions of section 9 relating to quorum, the board may act notwithstanding any vacancy in its membership, and no act or proceeding of the board shall be invalid by reason only of some defect in the appointment of a member.
15. Limitation of liability of membersNeither the chairperson nor any member of the board shall be personally liable for any act done or any default of the board done or omitted in good faith in the course of carrying out the responsibilities and functions of, or in exercise of the powers conferred upon, the board.
Part IV – Registration of engineers
16. Appointment of registrarThe Minister shall appoint a registrar of the board who may be a person holding an office of emolument in the public service and who shall hold and vacate office in accordance with the terms of his or her appointment.
17. Register of engineers and entries in it
18. Publication of register and list
19. Prima facie evidence of registration
20. Qualifications for registration of engineers
21. Temporary registration
22. Power to delete from and correct the register
23. Restoration to the register
Part V – Inquiries
24. Powers to suspend registration, etc.If any registered engineer is convicted of any offence against this Act or is, after due inquiry held by the board, found to have been guilty of any act or omission amounting to improper or disgraceful conduct in a professional respect, the board may—
25. Proceedings at inquiry
26. Disobedience of summons and refusal to give evidenceAny person upon whom a summons or an order issued under section 25 has been served, who refuses or omits without sufficient cause to attend at the time and place mentioned in the summons, or refuses without sufficient cause to answer fully and satisfactorily to the best of his or her knowledge and belief all questions put to him or her by or with the concurrence of the board, or refuses or omits without sufficient cause to produce any documents in his or her possession or under his or her control which are specified in the order, commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding one thousand shillings; but every person giving evidence before the board shall, in respect of any evidence given by him or her or any document produced by him or her, be entitled to all privileges to which he or she would be entitled as a witness before the High Court.
27. Appeals against decisions of the board
Part VI – Miscellaneous
28. Use of description "Registered Engineer" and effect of registrationEvery person whose name has been entered in the register shall, so long as his or her name remains in the register, be entitled to adopt and use the style and title "Registered Engineer" and to use the prefix "Eng." before his or her name, and to offer his or her services to the public for gain or reward or by way of trade as a professionally qualified engineer.
29. Restrictions on use of title and false claims to qualificationsAny person who, not being a registered engineer—
30. Offences and penalties
31. RegulationsSubject to section 27(3), the Minister may make regulations generally for better carrying out the provisions of this Act, and any such regulations may, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, provide for—
32. Exemption of architects and quantity surveyorsNothing in this Act shall prohibit any person who is registered in accordance with the Architects Registration Act or the Surveyors Registration Act from performing any function or exercising any power which he or she may properly perform or exercise as an architect or a quantity surveyor, as the case may be, or render him or her liable to prosecution therefor.
History of this document
01 December 1969
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