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NATIONAL PLANNING AUTHORITY ACT.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   Section

PART I
PRELIMINARY.

   1.   Citation.

   2.   Interpretation.

   3.   Authority to be body corporate.

   4.   Oath of member.

PART II
COMPOSITION OF THE AUTHORITY.

   5.   Composition of Authority.

   6.   Remuneration of members.

PART III
FUNCTIONS OF AUTHORITY.

   7.   Functions of Authority.

   8.   Status of Authority.

PART IV
THE SECRETARIAT.

   9.   The Secretariat.

PART V
FINANCE.

   10.   Financial year.

   11.   Funds of Authority.

   12.   Accounts and audit.

PART VI
MISCELLANEOUS.

   13.   Meetings of Authority.

   14.   Seal of Authority.

   15.   Authority to be independent.

   16.   Protection for members and staff of Authority.

   17.   Action for noncompliance.

   18.   Reports.

   19.   Regulations.

   20.   Statutory Instrument to be laid before Parliament.

   21.   President to assign Minister.

      First Schedule   Oath of Member of Authority

      Second Schedule   Meetings of Authority

NATIONAL PLANNING AUTHORITY ACT.

   An Act to provide for the composition and functions of the National Planning Authority in accordance with article 125 of the Constitution and for other related matters.

Commencement: 12 July, 2002.

PART I
PRELIMINARY.

1.   Citation.

   This Act may be cited as the National Planning Authority Act.

2.   Interpretation.

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   "Authority" means the National Planning Authority established by article 125 of the Constitution;

   "Chairperson" means the Chairperson of the Authority;

   "Deputy-Chairperson" means Deputy-Chairperson of the Authority;

   "Executive Director" means the Executive Director appointed under section 9 of this Act;

   "Member" means a Member of Authority;

   "Minister" means the Minister to whom the functions of Minister under section 21 of this Act are assigned by the President.

3.   Authority to be body corporate.

   The Authority shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal and may sue or be sued in its corporate name and may, subject to the provisions of this Act, do, enjoy or suffer anything that may be done, enjoyed or suffered by a body corporate.

4.   Oath of member.

   Every member of the Authority shall, before assuming his or her duties as a member, take and subscribe the oath specified in the First Schedule to this Act.

PART II
COMPOSITION OF THE AUTHORITY.

5.   Composition of Authority.

   (1) The Authority shall consist of a Chairperson, a Deputy-Chairperson and three other members appointed by the President with the approval of Parliament.

   (2) A person to be appointed a member of the Authority shall have minimum qualifications of a masters degree with proven experience in the relevant field.

   (3) The Authority shall have the following bodies affiliated to it, and their heads shall be ex officio members of the Authority—

   (a)   the Uganda Bureau of Statistics;

   (b)   the Economic Policy Research Centre;

   (c)   the National Council for Science and Technology;

   (d)   the Population Secretariat;

   (e)   the Local Government Finance Commission;

   (f)   the body responsible for human re

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