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ENGINEERS REGISTRATION ACT.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.

   Section

PART I
INTERPRETATION.

   1.   Interpretation.

PART II
ENGINEERS REGISTRATION BOARD.

   2.   Establishment of the Engineers Registration Board.

   3.   Functions of the board.

   4.   General powers of the board.

   5.   Seal of the board.

PART III
MEMBERSHIP AND PROCEDURE OF THE BOARD.

   6.   Membership of the board.

   7.   Vice chairperson.

   8.   Meetings of the board.

   9.   Quorum and voting at meetings.

   10.   Transaction of business by circulation of papers.

   11.   Procedure of the board.

   12.   Minutes of proceedings.

   13.   Secretary.

   14.   Validity of proceedings.

   15.   Limitation of liability of members.

PART IV
REGISTRATION OF ENGINEERS.

   16.   Appointment of registrar.

   17.   Register of engineers and entries in it.

   18.   Publication of register and list.

   19.   Prima facie evidence of registration.

   20.   Qualifications for registration of engineers.

   21.   Temporary registration.

   22.   Power to delete from and correct the register.

   23.   Restoration to the register.

PART V
INQUIRIES.

   24.   Powers to suspend registration, etc.

   25.   Proceedings at inquiry.

   26.   Disobedience of summons and refusal to give evidence.

   27.   Appeals against decisions of the board.

PART VI
MISCELLANEOUS.

   28.   Use of description  "Registered Engineer" and effect of registration.

   29.   Restrictions on use of title and false claims to qualifications.

   30.   Offences and penalties.

   31.   Regulations.

   32.   Exemption of architects and quantity surveyors.

   33.   Validation.

 

CHAPTER 271
ENGINEERS REGISTRATION ACT.

Commencement: 1 December, 1969.

   An Act to provide for the establishment of an Engineers Registration Board, to define its powers and functions and to provide for the registration of engineers and matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

 

PART I
INTERPRETATION.

 

1.   Interpretation.

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   (a)   "board" means the Engineers Registration Board established under section 2;

   (b)   "chairperson" means the chairperson of the Engineers Registration Board appointed under section 6;

   (c)   "institution" means the Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers;

   (d)   "member" means a member of the Engineers Registration Board;

   (e)   "ordinarily resident" means resident in the country for more than six months of each year for five consecutive years;

   (f)   "register" means the register kept under section 17;

   (g)   "registered engineer" means a person whose name is for the time being entered in the register;

   (h)    "registrar" means the registrar of the Engineers Registration Board appointed under section 16;

   (i)   "vice chairperson" means the vice chairperson of the Engineers Registration Board elected under section 7.

 

PART II
ENGINEERS REGISTRATION BOARD.

 

2.   Establishment of the Engineers Registration Board.

   There is established a board to be called the Engineers Registration Board which shall, in that name, be a body corporate with perpetual succession and shall be capable of suing and being sued and, subject to this Act, of doing and suffering all such other acts and things as bodies corporate may lawfully do and suffer.

 

3.   Functions of the board.

   The functions of the board shall be to regulate and control engineers and their activities within Uganda and to advise the Government in relation to those functions.

 

4.   General powers of the board.

   The board may do all such things as are calculated to facilitate, or are incidental or conducive to, better carrying out its functions and to that end may, in particular, but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing—

   (a)   acquire, take on lease, purchase, hold and enjoy any property and sell, let or otherwise dispose of the property;

   (b)   establish and maintain offices in Uganda; and

   (c)   exercise such powers in connection with the registration or suspension from registration of engineers as are authorised under this Act.

 

5.   Seal of the board.

   (1) The board shall have a common seal, and the fixing of the seal shall—

   (a)   be authorised or ratified by resolution of the board;

   (b)   be authenticated by the signatures of the chairperson, or in his or her absence the vice chairperson, of the board and of one other member of the board.

   (2) Any document purporting to be a document duly executed under the seal of the board shall be received in evidence in any court proceedings and shall, until the contrary is proved, be presumed to be a document so executed.

 

PART III
MEMBERSHIP AND PROCEDURE OF THE BOARD.

 

6.   Membership of the board.

   (1) The board shall consist of the following members—

   (a)   the chairperson, who shall be a registered engineer in the service of the Government and who shall be appointed by the Minister;

   (b)   three registered engineers in the service of the Government who shall be appointed by the Minister; and

   (c)   three registered engineers, not being in the service of the Government, who shall be nominated by the institution.

   (2) A member of the board shall, unless he or she previously dies, resigns or his or her appointment is revoked by the Minister, hold office for two years from the

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