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   1.   Interpretation.

   2.   Registration with the board.

   3.   Application for registration with the board.

   4.   Establishment and composition of the board.

   5.   Common seal of the board.

   6.   Secretariat.

   7.   Functions of the board.

   8.   Powers of the board.

   9.   Appeal.

   10.   Grounds for revocation of certificate of registration.

   11.   Meetings of the board.

   12.   Minister's powers.

   13.   Regulations.


      Schedule   Currency point



Commencement: 29 September, 1989.

   An Act to provide for the registration of nongovernmental organisations, to provide for the monitoring of nongovernmental organisations, to establish a Board for these purposes and for other connected matters.


1.   Interpretation.

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   (a)   "board" means the National Board of Nongovernmental Organisations;

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

   (c)   "currency point" has the value specified in relation to a currency point in Schedule;

   (d)   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for internal affairs;

   (e)   "organisation" means a nongovernmental organisation established to provide voluntary services, including religious, educational, literary, scientific, social or charitable services, to the community or any part of it.


2.   Registration with the board.

   (1) No Organisation shall operate in Uganda unless it has been duly registered with the Board established under section 3 of this Act and has a valid permit issued by the Board;

   (1a) Subsection (1) shall not apply to organisations which elect to register under the Trustees Incorporation Act or the Companies Act.

   (1b) No organisation shall be registered by the Board without prior application having been made to the Registrar of Companies to have its proposed name reserved and approved for registration.

   (1c) Notwithstanding the provisions of sub-setion (1a) where an NGO has submitted its application for renewal of a permit and paid the prescribed fees and the Board has not made and communicated its decision, giving reasons in writing to the applicant within 90 days, the NGO shall continue its operations and shall be presumed to be operating with a valid permit.

   (2) Upon registration, the board shall issue a certificate of registration to the organisation, subject to such conditions or directions generally as it may think fit to insert in the certificate, and particularly relating to—

   (a)   the operation of the organisation; <R

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