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DAIRY INDUSTRY ACT.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.

   Section

PART I
INTERPRETATION.

   1.   Interpretation.

PART II
ESTABLISHMENT, POWERS, OBJECTIVES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE DAIRY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.

   2.   Establishment of the authority.

   3.   Powers and functions of the authority.

   4.   Objectives of the authority.

   5.   Duties of the authority.

PART III
COMPOSITION AND TENURE OF OFFICE OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

   6.   Composition of the board of directors.

   7.   Tenure of office of members of the board.

   8.   Functions of the board.

PART IV
STAFF OF THE AUTHORITY.

   9.   Executive director.

   10.   Secretary.

   11.   Other staff.

   12.   Protection against civil liability.

PART V
FINANCIAL AND RELATED PROVISIONS.

   13.   Funds of the authority.

   14.   Borrowing powers.

   15.   Advances and guarantees.

   16.   Repayment of advances by the authority.

   17.   Preliminary expenses.

   18.   Estimates.

   19.   Accounts, audit and annual report.

PART VI
REGULATION OF THE MARKETING AND PROCESSING OF DAIRY PRODUCTS.

   20.   Registration to engage in production and marketing of dairy products.

   21.   Offences and penalties.

   22.   Replacement of a lost or destroyed registration certificate.

PART VII
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS.

   23.   Contracts.

   24.   Byelaws of the authority.

   25.   Regulations for registration, cess and licences.

   26.   Ministries, departments to cooperate with the authority.

   27.   Vesting of assets and liabilities.

   28.   Regulations.

   29.   Minister's power to amend Schedules.

   30.   Employees of the Dairy Corporation.

   31.   Incorporation of the Dairy Corporation Limited.

 

      First Schedule   The seal of the authority and meetings of the board of directors.

      Second Schedule   Currency point.

 

CHAPTER 85
DAIRY INDUSTRY ACT.

Commencement: 1 June, 2000.

   An Act to provide for the structure and functions of the Dairy Development Authority; to provide for the promotion and control of the production, processing and marketing of milk and dairy products and generally to facilitate the development of the dairy industry and for other connected matters.

 

PART I
INTERPRETATION.

 

1.   Interpretation.

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   (a)   "authority" means the Dairy Development Authority established under section 2;

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

   (c)   "cooperatives" means cooperatives dealing in milk or dairy products;

   (d)   "currency point" represents the amount in Uganda shillings prescribed in the Second Schedule to this Act;

   (e)   "Dairy Corporation" means the Dairy Corporation established by the Dairy Industry Act, 1967;

   (f)   "dairy products" means the same as milk products;

   (g)   "farmer" means a keeper of animals kept for the purposes of producing milk;

   (h)    "functions" includes powers and duties;

   (i)   "milk" includes milk from cows, buffaloes, goats, camels, donkeys and sheep;

   (j)   "milk product" includes any product prepared or manufactured from milk by any process and includes cream, butter, clarified butter, ghee, buttermilk, cultured milk, toned milk, standardised milk, evaporated and semievaporated buttermilk or cultured milk, milk sugar (lactose), cheese, whey preparations, milk powder, condensed whole or separated milk, casein, yoghurt, ice cream, margarine and any other commodity of which milk is a substantial ingredient;

   (k)   "Minister" means the Minister to whom functions under this Act are assigned;

   (l)   "traders" means dealers in milk and dairy products.

 

PART II
ESTABLISHMENT, POWERS, OBJECTIVES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE DAIRY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.

 

2.   Establishment of the authority.

   (1) There is established an authority to be known as the Dairy Development Authority.

   (2) The Dairy Development Authority shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal, and shall be capable of suing or being sued in its corporate name.

   (3) The application of the seal of the authority on any document and the conduct of business at meetings of the board of directors shall be governed by the First Schedule to this Act.

 

3.   Powers and functions of the authority.

   The authority may, for and in connection with its objectives and functions under this Act—

   (a)   solicit, receive, coordinate and manage—

      (i)   donor-financed grants and credit lines for investment in milk collection and processing;

      (ii)   proceeds from the sale of shares of the Dairy Corporation Limited at the time of divestiture;

      (iii)   the funds accruing to the dairy farmers on account of the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) grant at the time of rehabilitation of the Dairy Corporation;

   (b)   promote dairy training institutions to ensure local availability of well-trained human resources to support the dairy industry;

   (c)   advise the Government on dairy industry development policies and legislative measures in respect of provision of linkages between research, extension staff and extension support to dairy farmers;

   (d)   borrow money;

   (e)   impose a cess on producers of processed milk and dairy products;

   (f)   purchase, hold, manage and dispose of any property, whether movable or immovable;

   (g)   enter into any contract and other transaction as may be expedient;

   (h)   charge for services provided by it and do any act as may be done by a body corporate.

 

4.   Objectives of the authority.

   (1) The objectives of the Dairy Development Authority shall be to provide proper coordination and efficient implementation of all Government policies which are designed to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency in the production of milk in Uganda by promoting production and competition in the dairy industry and monitoring the market for milk and dairy products.

   (2) The Dairy Development Authority shall facilitate the dairy industry—

   (a)   to raise the incomes and standard of living of small scale farmers through increased and continuous returns in dairy farming;

   (b)   to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency in milk and dairy products and to export any surplus;

   (c)   to promote increased dairy productivity with the use of available cost-effective technology and breeding policy and to foster its sustainability with due regard to cordial environmental equilibrium;

   (d)   to establish liberal but harmonised dairy markets and to promote competition in milk collection, milk processing and milk marketing;

   (e)   to regulate and control the market for milk and dairy products and to promote production and competition in the market; and

   (f)   to improve human resources capacity for the development of the dairy sector.

 

5.   Duties of the authority.

   For the attainment of its objectives under section 4, the authority shall—

   (a)   register and license milk processors and traders;

   (b)   support dairy farmers marketing organisations;

   (c)   register dairy farmers groups;

   (d)   advise the Government on milk standards and coordinate the enforcement of those standards in liaison with the Uganda National Bureau of Standards;

   (e)   control and regulate dairy and dairy-related import and export activities in conformity with the External Trade Act, but without violating the Animal Diseases Act;

   (f)   implement Government policy designed to promote the development of the dairy sector;

   (g)   support various dairy development activities such as dairy extension, dairy breeding, dairy research, dairy training, dairy products development and general market promotion, including promotion of dairy export;

   (h)   appoint and supervise the management and staff of the authority;

   (i)   in conjunction with the Ministry responsible for animal industry, coordinate the authority's regulatory and development activities;

   (j)   act as arbitrator in any conflict between dairy companies and processors;

   (k)   coordinate all dairy processing and marketing promotional activi

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