Uganda National Council for Science and Technology Act
- Commenced on 1 June 1990
- [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—
Establishment, functions and powers of the council
2. Establishment of the councilThere is established a council to be known as the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology which shall be a body corporate in that name, with perpetual succession and a common seal and may sue or be sued in its corporate name, and subject to this Act may do and suffer all other things and acts as bodies corporate lawfully do or suffer.
3. Custody and fixing of the seal
4. Functions of the councilThe functions of the council shall be—
5. Powers of the councilThe council may do all such things as are calculated to facilitate or are incidental or conducive to better carrying out its functions and may, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing—
Composition and meetings of the council
6. Composition of the council and qualifications of the members
7. Disqualification for membership on the councilNo person shall be appointed a member of the council if—
8. Remuneration of members of the councilThe chairperson, deputy chairperson and other members of the council shall be paid such remuneration or allowance as the Minister may determine.
9. Meetings of the council
10. Minutes of meetings of the council
11. Transaction of business by circulation of papersThe council may, if it deems it fit, transact any of its business by the circulation of papers, and a resolution in writing approved by a majority of the members of the council shall be as valid and effectual as if it had been passed at a meeting of the council by the votes of the members so approving.
12. Validity of proceedingsThe validity of any proceedings of the council shall not be affected by any defect in the appointment of any member or by the absence of any member from the meeting at which the proceedings occurred or by any vacancy among the members of the council.
Committees of the council
13. Executive committee
14. Meetings of the executive committee
15. Specialised committees
16. Composition of specialised committees
17. Functions of specialised committees
18. Executive secretary
19. Appointment of officers and employees
20. Remuneration and allowances of staffThere shall be paid to the staff appointed under section 19 such remuneration and allowances as may be provided by byelaws made by the council.
21. Funds of the council
22. Borrowing powers
25. AuditThe annual statement of account of the council shall be audited within four months after the end of each financial year by the Auditor General or an auditor appointed by him or her who shall be entitled to have access to all books of account, vouchers and other financial records of the council and to require such information and explanation on them as he or she thinks fit.
26. Annual reportThe council shall, not later than three months after the end of each financial year, make and submit to the Minister a report on the council’s activities during that financial year.
27. Investment of funds not required for immediate useThe council’s funds that are not immediately required shall be invested or put in investments as the council may determine, subject to the approval of the Minister.
28. Validity of dealings between the council and other personsAny person dealing with the council under this Act shall not be required to find out if—
29. Service of documentsAny document may be served on the council by leaving it at the office of the council or by sending it by registered post to the executive secretary.
30. Oath of secrecy
31. Exemption from duties and taxesThe council is exempted from the payment of—
32. ByelawsThe council may, with the approval of the Minister, make byelaws regulating—
33. RegulationsThe Minister may make regulations generally for better carrying out the provisions of this Act.
History of this document
31 December 2000 this version
01 June 1990