Aerodromes (Control) Act (Chapter 351)

This is the latest version of this legislation commenced on 31 Dec 2000.


Aerodromes (Control) Act

Chapter 351

  • Commenced on 20 September 1962

  • [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.]

An Act to provide for the making of regulations for the control of aerodromes.

1. Interpretation

In this Act—

(a)"aerodrome" means any area of land or water designed, set apart or commonly used for affording facilities for the landing or departure of aircraft;
(b)"security officer" means a person appointed under section 2;
(c)"vehicle" includes a motor vehicle, a trailer and any other conveyance used on the roads.

2. Appointment of security officers

The Minister may, by notice in the Gazette, from time to time appoint fit and proper persons to be security officers for better carrying out the provisions of this Act.

3. Power to make regulations

(1)The Minister may make regulations for the control of aerodromes, and any such regulations may provide for all or any of the following matters—
(a)regulating or restricting the admission of persons, vehicles and animals to any part of an aerodrome;
(b)regulating or restricting the use of vehicles in an aerodrome;
(c)regulating or restricting the presence and grazing of animals on an aerodrome;
(d)the removal or destruction of any animal which imperils or is likely to imperil the safety of any aircraft or person or any valuable property in or upon an aerodrome;
(e)the seizure and disposal of any animal found in an aerodrome not in the proper control of any person, or in respect of which any person has committed an offence against any regulation made under this section;
(f)preventing nuisance, obstruction and encroachment in or on an aerodrome, and interference with its use;
(g)the preservation of good order and conduct in an aerodrome;
(h)securing the safety of an aerodrome or anything erected, growing or being in or on it;
(i)the disposal of unclaimed property in or upon any aerodrome; and
(j)generally for better carrying out the purposes of this Act.
(2)Regulations made under this section may—
(a)be applied to aerodromes generally or may be restricted in their application to a particular aerodrome or aerodromes;
(b)provide penalties for their contravention not exceeding a fine of five thousand shillings or imprisonment for a term of six months or both such fine and imprisonment;
(c)provide that a police officer or a security officer in uniform or upon production of his or her authority may arrest without warrant any person whom he or she suspects upon reasonable grounds of having contravened any specified provision of the regulations; but any person so arrested by a security officer shall without delay be handed over to a police officer or, in the absence of a police officer, be taken to the nearest police station, and section 17 of the Criminal Procedure Code Act shall apply to any person so detained.

4. Area to be specified

Regulations made under this Act shall define the area of each aerodrome to which they apply and, unless the regulations provide otherwise, they shall apply to the whole of the area so defined; and the Minister shall cause the boundaries of the aerodrome to be demarcated by means of fencing, signposts or any other means which he or she deems sufficient to indicate those boundaries to the public.

5. Regulations to be displayed

The Minister shall cause copies of all regulations made under this Act to be conspicuously displayed at every aerodrome to which the regulations apply.

6. Regulations to be additional to any other written law

Any regulations made under this Act in relation to an aerodrome shall be additional to and not in derogation of any other written law in force in relation to that aerodrome.