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NATIONAL WATER AND SEWERAGE CORPORATION ACT.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   Section

PART I
INTERPRETATION.

   1.   Interpretation.

PART II
CONTINUATION OF NATIONAL WATER AND SEWERAGE CORPORATION.

   2.   Continuation of National Water and Sewerage Corporation.

   3.   Seal of the corporation.

   4.   Objects and functions of the corporation.

   5.   Powers of the corporation.

   6.   Delegation of powers.

PART III
BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

   7.   Board of directors.

   8.   Appointment of directors other than the managing director.

   9.   Qualifications of directors.

   10.   Chairperson.

   11.   Vacancies, resignations and removal from office of a director.

   12.   Delegation to the managing director.

   13.   Pecuniary interest.

   14.   Proceedings of meetings of the board.

   15.   Resolutions by circulation of documents.

PART IV
STAFF OF THE CORPORATION.

   16.   Managing director.

   17.   Acting managing director.

   18.   Staff.

PART V
CORPORATE PLANS.

   19.   Corporate plans.

   20.   Matters to be included in a plan.

   21.   Financial matters to be included in a plan.

   22.   Matters to be considered in financial target.

   23.   Variations to corporate plans.

   24.   Board to notify Minister of significant event.

   25.   Corporate plan to be followed.

PART VI
FINANCIAL PROVISIONS.

   26.   Funds of the corporation.

   27.   Estimates.

   28.   Accounts and records.

   29.   Annual reports.

   30.   Audit.

PART VII
GENERAL PROVISIONS.

   31.   Minister's directions to the board.

   32.   Borrowing powers.

   33.   Corporation property.

   34.   Protection from liability.

   35.   Byelaws.

   36.   Appointment as water or sewerage authority.

   37.   Regulations.

      Schedule   Meetings of the board.

CHAPTER 317
NATIONAL WATER AND SEWERAGE CORPORATION ACT.

Commencement: 22 December, 1995.

   An Act to revise the objectives, powers and structure of the National Water and Sewerage Corporation.

PART I
INTERPRETATION.

1.   Interpretation.

   (1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   (a)   "authority" has the same meaning as in the Water Act;

   (b)   "chairperson" means the chairperson of the board;

   (c)   "corporation" means the National Water and Sewerage Corporation;

   (d)   "director" means a director of the corporation;

   (e)   "financial year" means the period of 12 months ending on the 30th of June of each year;

   (f)   "managing director" means the managing director of the board;

   (g)   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for water or natural resources;

   (h)   "performance contract" has the same meaning as in the Water Act;

   (i)   "public authority" includes any Government Minister, Government department or statutory authority or any local government body, any body provided for in the Local Governments Act and any water users association.

   (2) This Act binds the Government, every public authority and every person acting on behalf of the Government or a public authority.

PART II
CONTINUATION OF NATIONAL WATER AND SEWERAGE CORPORATION.

2.   Continuation of National Water and Sewerage Corporation.

   (1) The National Water and Sewerage Corporation shall continue in existence as a body corporate.

   (2) The corporation may—

   (a)   do and suffer all acts and things that bodies corporate may lawfully do or suffer;

   (b)   acquire, hold and dispose of real and personal property;

   (c)   sue or be sued in its corporate name.

3.   Seal of the corporation.

   (1) The official seal of the corporation shall be kept in such custody as the board may direct and shall not be used, except as may be authorised by the board.

   (2) All courts shall take judicial notice of the seal of the corporation fixed to a document and, until the contrary is proved, the seal shall be deemed to have been duly affixed.

4.   Objects and functions of the corporation.

   (1) The objects of the corporation shall be to operate and provide water and sewerage services in areas entrusted to it under the Water Act.

   (2) The functions of the corporation shall be—

   (a)   to manage the water resources in ways which are most beneficial to the people of Uganda;

   (b)   to provide—

      (i)   water supply services for domestic, stock, horticultural, industrial, commercial, recreational, environmental and other beneficial uses;

      (ii)   sewerage services, in any area in which it may be appointed to do so under this Act or the Water Act, to the extent and standards that may be determined by its corporate plan, any performance contract, and regulations made under this Act or the Water Act.

   (c)   to do anything connected or incidental to the above;

   (d)   to develop the water and sewerage systems in urban centres and big national institutions throughout the country.

   (3) The corporation shall carry out its functions with a view—

   (a)   to providing its services efficiently and economically;

   (b)   to exercising its powers in accordance with—

      (i)   any national action plan adopted under the Water Act; and

      (ii)   the economic, social and environmental policies of the Government.

   (4) The corporation shall operate on sound commercial practice and shall ensure that its revenues are sufficient to provide for—

   (a)   all depreciation, amortisation and interest costs;

   (b)   all operation and maintenance costs; and

   (c)   a reasonable return on investment.

5.   Powers of the corporation.

   (1) The corporation may do all things that are necessary for, or are in connection with, the achievement of its objectives and the performance of its functions.

   (2) Without limiting subsection (1), the corporation may—

   (a)   appoint agents and attorneys and act as an agent for other persons;

   (b)   set tariffs and charges, make and levy rates and fix terms and conditions for work done or services, goods or information supplied by it;

   (c)   engage consultants;

   (d)   provide consultancy and project management services;

   (e)   participate in the formation of a company, trust, partnership or other body;

   (f)   subscribe to or otherwise acquire, hold and dispose of shares in or debentures or other securities of a company;

   (g)   subscribe for or otherwise acquire, and hold and dispose of, any interest in a partnership or other body where it has interest;

   (h)   enter into partnership or any arrangement for sharing a profit, union of interest, cooperation, joint venture, reciprocal concession or otherwise, with any person or body carrying on or engaged in, or about to carry on or engage in, any business or transaction, whether within or outside Uganda, which is capable of being conducted so as to directly or indirectly benefit the corporation;

   (i)   apply for, obtain and hold, whether on its own behalf or jointly with any other person, any industrial property rights;

   (j)   assign or grant licences in respect of those industrial property rights, with or without charge;

   (k)   enter into agreements and arrangements for the commercial exploitation of industrial property rights;

   (l)   organise and conduct training programmes in connection with the provision of water and sewerage services;

   (m)   provide specialist assistance relating to water supply or sewerage services to any public authority on such terms as may be

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