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COTTON DEVELOPMENT ACT.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.

   Section

PART I
INTERPRETATION.

   1.   Interpretation.

PART II
ESTABLISHMENT, POWERS, OBJECTIVES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE ORGANISATION.

   2.   Establishment of the organisation.

   3.   Powers of the organisation.

   4.   Objectives of the organisation.

   5.   Duties of the organisation.

PART III
BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

   6.   Board of directors of the organisation.

   7.   Duties of the board.

PART IV
COTTON PRODUCTION.

   8.   Isolated and segregated areas.

   9.   Establishment of cotton zones.

   10.   Distribution and planting of cotton seed.

   11.   Power to prohibit movement of cotton seed.

   12.   Destruction of pestiferous cotton seed.

   13.   Minister may order destruction of cotton plants, etc.

   14.   Offence and penalty relating to the destruction and planting of cotton plants.

   15.   Exemption.

PART V
REGULATION OF THE MARKETING AND PROCESSING OF COTTON.

   16.   Registration to engage in marketing and processing of cotton.

   17.   Other offences and penalties.

   18.   Replacement of a lost or destroyed registration.

   19.   Cotton marketing season.

   20.   Duties of a registered ginner.

   21.   Records of transactions.

PART VI
STAFF OF THE ORGANISATION.

   22.   Managing director.

   23.   Secretary.

   24.   Other staff.

   25.   Protection against civil liability.

PART VII
FINANCIAL AND RELATED PROVISIONS.

   26.   Funds of the organisation.

   27.   Organisation to operate on sound principles.

   28.   Estimates.

   29.   Accounts, audit and annual report.

PART VIII
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS.

   30.   Ministries, departments, etc. to cooperate with the organisation.

   31.   Vesting of assets and liabilities.

      Schedule   The organisation's seal and board meetings.

CHAPTER 30
COTTON DEVELOPMENT ACT.

Commencement: 10 May, 1994.

   An Act to establish an organisation to monitor the production, processing and marketing of cotton so as to enhance the quality of lint cotton exported and locally sold, to promote the distribution of high quality cotton seed and generally to facilitate the development of the cotton industry.

PART I
INTERPRETATION.

1.   Interpretation.

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   (a)   "board" means the board of directors established under section 6;

   (b)   "cess" means a levy on the value of sales ex-ginnery of all lint cotton;

   (c)   "chairperson" means the chairperson of the board appointed under section 6(2);

   (d)   "cotton" includes seed cotton, lint cotton and cotton seed;

   (e)   "cotton plant" means the growing plants, cuttings, buds and grafts, seeds, leaves, bolls or any portion of the cotton plant in a natural state;

   (f)   "cotton seed dressing" means chemical treatment against seedling diseases and infection approved by the Ministry responsible for agriculture;

   (g)   "cotton subsector" means a division or part of the agricultural sector policy of the Government dealing with cotton;

   (h)   "cotton variety" means a population of cotton plants which have common ancestors and which have certain characteristics which when reproduced sexually or asexually retain their distinguishing features;

   (i)   "financial year" means for any accounting period a period of 12 months ending on the 31st"> October;

   (j)   "ginnery" includes the building in which the actual ginning of raw cotton takes place and all machinery, stores, buying sheds and other buildings erected on the ginnery site;

   (k)   "indicative price" means that price which will be determined and announced from time to time by the organisation for the purpose of guiding buyers and sellers of cotton seed, seed cotton and lint in arriving at what they consider a fair price;

   (l)   "lint cotton" means ginned seed cotton;

   (m)   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for cotton processing and marketing;

   (n)   "organisation" means the Cotton Development Organisation established under section 2;

   (o)   "outturn test" means a test to determine the quantity of lint in a sample of seed cotton;

   (p)   "seed cotton" means unginned cotton;

   (q)   "segregated area" means an isolated area established under section 8(1);

   (r)   "zone" means seed cotton zone as established under section 9.

PART II
ESTABLISHMENT, POWERS, OBJECTIVES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE ORGANISATION.

2.   Establishment of the organisation.

   (1) There is established an organisation to be known as the Cotton Development Organisation.

   (2) The organisation shall be a body corporate, shall have perpetual succession and a common seal and may sue or be sued in its corporate name.

   (3) The application of the seal shall be as is provided in the Schedule to this Act.

3.   Powers of the organisation.

   The organisation may, for and in connection with its objectives and functions under this Act, borrow money, impose a cess on sales of lint cotton, purchase, hold, manage and dispose of any property, whether movable or immovable, and may enter into any contract and other transaction as may be expedient and may charge for services provided by it and do any other act done by a body corporate.

4.   Objectives of the organisation.

   The objectives of the organisation shall be to promote and monitor production and marketing of cotton and represent all aspects of the cotton industry.

5.   Duties of the organisation.

   The duties of the organisation shall be—

   (a)   to monitor, in liaison with the Ministry responsible for agriculture,  through  registration  on  terms  and  conditions prescribed by the organisation, all persons, organisations and bodies—

      (i)   dealing in cotton seed;

      (ii)   dealing in seed cotton;

      (iii)   dealing in lint cotton;

      (iv)   exporting lint cotton;

      (v)   operating a ginnery;

   (b)   to set standards for Uganda seed cotton and lint against international standards;

   (c)   to provide an objective assessment and lint classification service for the industry by issue of certificates on a fee-for-work basis;

   (d)   to monitor and provide advice on lint and seed cotton quality standards;

   (e)   to procure, process and distribute planting seed, in collaboration with the Ministry responsible for agriculture, within segregated areas and where appropriate supervise the production and distribution of later generation seeds outside segregated areas through selected ginneries;

   (f)   to announce, if it deems appropriate, indicative farmgate, ginnery buying and export prices and to monitor prices actually paid at these levels together with prices of cotton seed for planting and milling;

   (g)   to announce the commencement and closure of the cotton marketing season;

   (h)   to collect, maintain and disseminate statistical information in respect of all aspects of the cotton industry;

   (i)   to facilitate cotton production, cotton research and extension through the Mini

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