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NATIONAL POPULATION COUNCIL ACT.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   Section

PART I
PRELIMINARY.

   1.   Commencement.

   2.   Interpretation.

PART II
NATIONAL POPULATION COUNCIL.

   3.   Establishment of the Council.

   4.   Composition of the Council.

   5.   Tenure of the Council.

   6.   Remuneration of Council Members.

   7.   Functions of the Council.

   8.   Official seal of the Council.

   9.   Meetings of the Council.

   10.   Committees of the Council.

PART III
THE NATIONAL POPULATION COUNCIL SECRETARIAT.

   11.   The National Population Council Secretariat.

   12.   Continuance in existence of Population Secretariat.

   13.   Functions of Population Secretariat.

   14.   Director General.

   15.   Functions of Director General.

   16.   Officers and staff of Council.

PART IV
FINANCIAL PROVISIONS.

   17.   Funds of the Council.

   18.   Power to open and operate bank accounts.

   19.   Borrowing powers.

   20.   Investment of surplus funds.

   21.   Estimates.

   22.   Accounts.

   23.   Audit.

PART V
MISCELLANEOUS.

   24.   Protection of members and staff of Council from liability.

   25.   Consultants.

   26.   Service of documents.

   27.   Regulations.

   28.   Amendment of Schedule.

PART VI
TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS.

   29.   Transfer of assets and liabilities.

   30.   Employees of Population Secretariat.

      Schedule 1   Currency Point.

      Schedule 2   Meetings of the council and related matters.

NATIONAL POPULATION COUNCIL ACT.

Commencement: See section 1.

   An Act to provide for the establishment, composition, functions and administration of the National Population Council and its Secretariat and to provide for other related matters.

PART I
PRELIMINARY.

1.   Commencement.

   This Act shall come into force three months after publication in the Gazette.

2.   Interpretation.

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   "Council" means the National Population Council established by section 3;

   "currency point" means the value assigned to a currency point in Schedule 1;

   "Director General" means the Director General of the Council appointed under section 14;

   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for planning and economic development;

   "Population Secretariat" or "Secretariat" means the National Population Council Secretariat established under section 11.

PART II
NATIONAL POPULATION COUNCIL.

3.   Establishment of the Council.

   (1) There is established the National Population Council.

   (2) The Council is a body corporate with perpetual succession, a common seal and may, for the discharge of its functions under this Act—

   (a)   acquire, hold and dispose of moveable and immoveable property;

   (b)   sue and be sued in its corporate name; and

   (c)   do all acts and things as a body corporate may lawfully do.

4.   Composition of the Council.

   (1) The National Population Council is composed of the following—

   (a)   the Chairperson;

   (b)   the Vice Chairperson;

   (c)   two members, one of whom shall be a person with disabilities;

   (d)   the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry responsible for finance;

   (e)   one representative, at level of Commissioner or its equivalent, from;

      (i)   the Uganda National Bureau of statistics;

      (ii)   the National Planning Authority;

      (iii)   the National Council of Higher Education;

      (iv)   the Immigration and Citizen Board;

      (v)   the Equal Opportunities Commission;

      (vi)   the Ministry responsible for Health;

   (f)   one representative from the civil society organisations; and

   (g)   The Director General.

   (2) The Chairperson and Vice Chairperson and the two members referred to in subsection 1(c) shall be appointed by the Minister on such terms and conditions as may be determined by the President.

   (3) The President shall in appointing the persons in subsection (2) have regard to the knowledge of the persons and their ability to contribute to the work of the Council.

   (4) The Director General shall be—

   (a)   an ex officio member of the Council;

   (b)   act as Secretary to Council; and

   (c)   arrange the business for and cause to be recorded and kept the minutes of the meetings of the Council.

5.   Tenure of the Council.

   (1) A member of the Council appointed under section 4(2) shall hold office for five years and is eligible for reappointment for one term only.

   (2) A member of the Council may, at any time, resign his or her office in writing addressed to the President.

   (3) A member of the Council may be removed from office by the President—

   (a)   for inability to perform the functions required of him/her arising from infirmity of body or mind;

   

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