Prohibition of the Burning of Grass Act
- Commenced on 15 February 1974
- [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.]
1. InterpretationIn this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—
2. Prohibition of burning grassNotwithstanding the Local Governments Act or any other written law to the contrary, the burning of grass by any person is prohibited in all areas of Uganda.
3. Power to grant permission to burn grass
4. Able-bodied men to be ordered to perform certain dutiesEvery chief, a police officer, an administrative officer or an officer in the agricultural or veterinary departments not below the rank of an agricultural or veterinary assistant shall order every able-bodied male person who lives or is resident within a reasonable distance from the area under fire, to control or extinguish fire, or to prevent the burning of grass in the area.
5. ExceptionsNothing in section 2 shall prevent any person or authority, while taking proper care to prevent the spreading of fire, from burning grass for the purposes of—
6. Offence and penalty
7. Protection of a chief or other person in his or her official dutiesA chief or any other person shall not be held liable for any act done or ordered to be done or for any omission by him or her in the discharge of the duties or powers vested in him or her by virtue of this Act.
8. RegulationsThe Minister may, by statutory instrument, make regulations for—
History of this document
31 December 2000 this version
15 February 1974