- Commenced on 1 October 1953
- [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. Hotel to be open to all travellers
3. Limitation of liability of hotelkeepers
4. Copy of Act to be displayedEvery hotelkeeper shall cause at least one copy of sections 2 and 3, printed in plain type in the English language, to be exhibited in a conspicuous place in the hall or entrance to his or her hotel; and he or she shall be entitled to the benefit of section 3 in respect of goods or property which shall be brought to his or her hotel only while a copy is exhibited.
5. Hotelkeeper’s lien
6. Establishment of Hotels Board
7. Board not liable for acts done in good faithNeither the board nor any of its members shall be liable in damages for any act done or omitted to be done in good faith and without negligence in carrying out any function or performing any duty of the board under this Act.
8. Hotels to be licensed
9. Qualification for a licence
10. Notice to remedy defects; cancellation of licences
11. Particulars of complaint to be suppliedThe board shall not refuse any application for a licence under section 8 nor shall it cancel a licence under section 10, unless the applicant or the hotelkeeper has been given an opportunity of appearing before the board, either personally or by advocate, in support of the application, or in opposition to the cancellation, as the case may be.
13. RegulationsThe board may, with the approval of the Minister who may make his or her approval subject to such amendments as he or she may think necessary, make regulations for all or any of the following purposes—
14. Power of entryAny member of the board or any authorised person may at all reasonable times enter upon and inspect any hotel or any portion of it.
15. Offences and penaltiesAny person who—
16. Liability of hotelkeepers for acts of agents, etc.Every hotelkeeper shall be answerable for every act and omission of any agent, clerk, servant or other person employed in his or her hotel by him or her or on his or her behalf to the extent that the act or omission concerns the business of the hotelkeeper as such; and, if the agent, clerk, servant or other person does any act or makes any omission which is an offence against any of the provisions of this Act, or which would be an offence if done or made by such employer, the employer and his or her agent, clerk, servant or other person shall be jointly and severally liable to the penalties provided by this Act.
History of this document
01 October 1953