- Commenced on 15 May 1908
- [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—
2. Establishment of cantonmentThe President may, by proclamation, declare any place within Uganda in which any body of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces is quartered to be a cantonment for the purposes of this Act, and shall also by proclamation define the limits of any such cantonment for the like purposes.
3. Cantonment magistrateIn every cantonment an officer of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces shall be appointed as a magistrate, and that officer may be appointed either individually by name or generally by reference to his or her office.
4. Cantonment police
5. Unauthorised sale of spirituous liquor or intoxicating drugIf within a cantonment or within such limits around a cantonment as the President may, by proclamation, prescribe in this behalf, any person not subject to military law or any person subject to military law otherwise than as an officer or militant knowingly barters, sells or supplies, or offers or attempts to barter, sell or supply any spirituous liquor or intoxicating drug to or for the use of any militant, or to or for the use of any person being a follower or the spouse of a militant, without the written permission of the commanding officer of the cantonment or of some person authorised by the commanding officer to grant such permission, he or she commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding two hundred shillings or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding three months, or to both such fine and imprisonment.
6. Unauthorised possession of spirituous liquorIf within a cantonment or within such limits around a cantonment as the President may, by proclamation, prescribe in this behalf—
7. Arrest of persons and seizure and confiscation of things
8. Saving of articles sold or supplied for medicinal purposesSections 1 to 7 shall not apply to the sale or supply of any article for medicinal purposes by a medical practitioner, chemist or druggist.
9. Penalty not to be in substitution for other penalty incurredAny penalty imposed by or under the provisions of this Act shall be in addition to, and not in substitution for, any other penalty to which an offender may have rendered himself or herself liable.
10. Power to exclude personsThe officer acting as officer commanding troops in a cantonment may, subject to any direction of the President, by notice in writing under his or her hand direct the exclusion of any person from the cantonment.
11. Penalty for disobeying noticeIf, after such notice has been delivered to a person, the person so excluded does not, if within the cantonment, immediately leave the cantonment or, if without the cantonment, enters the cantonment, he or she may be arrested without warrant and commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine of one hundred shillings, or in default of payment to imprisonment for a period not exceeding one month.
12. Revocation of noticeThe officer acting as officer commanding troops in a cantonment may at any time revoke or cancel such notice, but until so revoked or cancelled, the notice shall be deemed to be in full force and effect, notwithstanding that the person to whom it is addressed may have been punished for an offence under it.
History of this document
15 May 1908