NATIONAL YOUTH COUNCIL ACT.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   Section

PART I
INTERPRETATION.

   1.   Interpretation.

PART II
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NATIONAL YOUTH COUNCIL.

   2.   Establishment of the council.

   3.   Objects of the council.

   4.   Composition of the council.

PART III
ESTABLISHMENT, COMPOSITION AND HIERARCHY OF YOUTH COUNCILS AND YOUTH COMMITTEES.

   5.   Establishment of youth councils.

   6.   Composition and hierarchy of youth councils.

   6A.   Electoral Commission to designate period for registration.

   6B.   Electoral Commission to settle disputes.

   7.   [Repealed].

   8.   Establishment and composition of youth committees.

   9.   National youth executive committee.

   9A.   Sponsorship of a candidate by a political organisation or a political party.

PART IV
SECRETARIAT AND STAFF OF THE COUNCIL.

   10.   Secretariat.

   11.   Appointment and tenure of office of the secretary.

   12.   Functions of the secretary.

   13.   Other staff of the council.

   14.   Remuneration of the secretary and other staff.

   14A.   District Secretariat and Secretary.

   14B.   Subcounty council to have Secretariat.

PART V
[Repealed].

   15.-17.   [Repealed].

PART VI
FINANCE.

   18.   Funds of the council.

   18A.   

   19.   Borrowing powers.

   20.   Estimates.

   21.   Financial year of the council.

   22.   Accounts.

   23.   Audit.

   24.   Investment of surplus funds of the council.

PART VII
GENERAL.

   25.   Protection of members and staff from personal liability.

   26.   Annual reports.

   27.   Regulations.

   27A.   Tenure of office of youth council committee.

   27B.   Transition period.

   28.   Application and amendment of the Schedule.

      Schedule   Seal, offices and meetings of the council and committees.

CHAPTER 319
NATIONAL YOUTH COUNCIL ACT.

Commencement: 30 April, 1993.

   An Act to provide for the establishment of a National Youth Council and to provide for its composition, objects and functions, administration and finances and for other connected purposes.

PART I
INTERPRETATION.

1.   Interpretation.

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   (a)   "chairperson" means the chairperson of the national youth executive committee elected under section 9;

   (b)   ...

   (c)   "council" means the national youth council established under section 2;

   (d)   "district", "county", "subcounty", "division", "town", "parish", "ward", and "village" have the meanings ascribed to them under the Local Governments Act;

   (e)   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for youth affairs;

   (f)   "secretary" means the secretary of the council appointed under section 11;

   (g)   "youth" means a person between the age of 18 and 30 years;

   (h)   "youth committee" means a youth committee established in respect of each youth council.

PART II
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NATIONAL YOUTH COUNCIL.

2.   Establishment of the council.

   (1) There is established a council to be known as the National Youth Council.

   (2) The council shall be a body corporate, shall have perpetual succession and a common seal and may sue and be sued in its corporate name.

   (3) The council may, for and in connection with its objects and functions under this Act, purchase, hold, manage and dispose of any property, whether movable or immovable, and may enter into any contract and other transaction as may be expedient and may do any other act or thing as in law may be done by a body corporate.

3.   Objects of the council.

   (1) The objects of the council are—

   (a)   to organise the youth of Uganda in a unified body;

   (b)   to engage the youth in activities that are of benefit to them and the nation; and

   (c)   to protect the youth against any kind of manipulation.

   (2) For the attainment of its objects under subsection (1), the council shall be the policy making body and have the following functions—

   (a)   to inspire and promote among the youth a spirit of unity and national consciousness;

   (b)   to provide a unified and integrated system through which the youth may communicate and coordinate their ideas and activities;

   (c)   to establish channels through which economic and social services and amenities may reach the youth in all areas of Uganda;

   (d)   to encourage the youth to consolidate their role in national development in the economic, social, cultural and educational fields;

   (e)   to initiate and encourage the formation of youth organisations and to facilitate communication among them;

   (f)   to promote relations between youth organisations in Uganda and international youth organisations and other bodies with similar objects or interests;

   (ff)   to make or amend the constitution of the National Youth Council; and

   (g)   to do all such other things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the objects of the council under this Act.

4.   Composition of the council.

   (1) The council shall consist of—

   (a)   the National Youth Executive Committee;

   (b)   the chairperson of every district youths council;

   (c)   the secretary for female youths at the district level;

   (d)   the secretary for Finance at the district level;

   (e)   eight representatives of Non-Governmental Organisations involved in youths activities nominated on regional basis by the National Executive Committee in consultation with the Non-Governmental Organisations Board;

   (f)   a representative of youth persons with disabilities;

   (g)   four students' representatives elected by the Uganda National Students' Association, two of whom shall be female and one from a Secondary School;

   (h)   the executive secretary of the National Council;

   (i)   Members of Parliament, representing the youths.

   (2) The members of the council in paragraphs (e), (h) and (i) of subsection (1) shall be ex officio members who shall participate in the deliberations of the council without a deciding vote.

PART III
ESTABLISHMENT, COMPOSITION AND HIERARCHY OF YOUTH COUNCILS AND YOUTH COMMITTEES.

5.   Establishment of youth councils.

   The following youth councils are established in each district—

   (a)   village youth councils;

   (b)   parish or ward youth councils;

   (c)   subcounty, division or town youth councils;

   (d)   county youth councils; and

   (e)   a district youth council.

6.   Composition and hierarchy of youth councils.

   (1) A village youth council shall consist of youths who reside in the village and who are willing to be members of the village youth council.

   (1a) Without prejudice to subsection (1), a person who is not a citizen of Uganda shall not be a member of a youth council.

   (1b) The decisions of a village youth council shall be binding on all the youths in a village.

   (2) A parish or ward youth council shall consist of all the members of the village youth committees in the parish or ward.

   (3) A subcounty, division, municipal or town youths executive committee shall consist of—

   (a)   the subcounty, division, municipal or town youths executive committee;

   (b)   all members of the parish youths committees in subcounty, division, municipality or town;

   (c)   two students elected by the subcounty, division, municipality or town executive committee in consultation with the Uganda National Students' Association in the district, one of whom shall be a female;

   (d)   one youth with disability nominated by the organisations of persons with disabilities in the subcounty, division, municipality or town;

   (e)   the two youths councillors on the subcounty, division, municipality or town, local government council as an ex officio member;

   (f)   the subcounty, division, municipality or town community officer as an ex officio member;

   (g)   the executive secretary at the subcounty, division, municipality or town level as ex officio.

   (4) A county youth council shall consist of all the members of the subcounty, division or town yo

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