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UGANDA BROADCASTING CORPORATION ACT, 2005.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.

PART I
PRELIMINARY.

   Section

   1.   Short title.

   2.   Interpretation.

PART II
ESTABLISHMENT, FUNCTIONS AND POWERS OF THE CORPORATION.

   3.   Establishment of the Corporation.

   4.   Objectives of the Corporation.

   5.   Functions of the Corporation.

   6.   General powers of the Corporation.

PART III
THE BOARD.

   7.   Board of Directors.

   8.   Functions of the Board.

   9.   Meetings of the Board.

   10.   Remuneration of Directors.

PART IV
STAFF OF THE CORPORATION.

   11.   Managing Director.

   12.   Secretary to the Board.

   13.   Other staff.

PART V
FINANCIAL PROVISIONS.

   14.   Funds of the Corporation.

   15.   Borrowing powers.

   16.   Estimates.

   17.   Accounts.

   18.   Procurement.

   19.   Audit.

   20.   Investment of surplus funds.

   21.   Corporation to operate on sound financial principles.

PART VI
MISCELLANEOUS.

   22.   Editorial policy.

   23.   Service of documents.

   24.   Annual Report.

   25.   Regulations.

PART VII
TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS.

   26.   Saving of licences.

   27.   Vesting of Property in Corporation.

   28.   Employees of Radio Uganda and Uganda Television.

   29.   Continuance of Operations of Radio Uganda and Uganda Television.

 

UGANDA BROADCASTING CORPORATION ACT, 2005.

Commencement: 20 May, 2005.

   An Act to provide for the establishment of the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation, its functions, powers and its administration; to provide for a successor corporate body to Radio Uganda and Uganda Television; and for connected purposes.

 

PART I
PRELIMINARY.

 

1.   Short title.

   This Act may be cited as the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation Act, 2005.

 

2.   Interpretation.

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   "Board" means the Board of Directors established under section 7;

   "Broadcasting" means any communication or transmission of any message or signal to the public by means of electronic apparatus;

   "Broadcasting Council" means the broadcasting regulatory body established under the Electronic Media Act;

   "common carrier" means a legal entity which is obliged, subject to its technological capacity, to provide broadcasting signal distribution to broadcasting licences upon their request on an equitable, reasonable, non-preferential non-discriminatory basis;

   "Corporation" means the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation, established under the provisions of section 3;

   "financial year" means the period of 12 months beginning on the 1st"> day of July and ending on the 30th"> day of June;

   "Media Council" means the journalists' regulatory body established under the Press and Journalists Act;

   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for information and broadcasting;

   "relevant broadcasting facilities" means transmitting stations, studios, satellite uplink, stations, satellite down link stations, outside broadcasting facilities, studio to transmitter links, field measuring, reception and monitoring facilities and any other facility for broadcasting;

   "signal distribution" means the process whereby the output signal of a broadcasting service is taken from the point of origin, being the point where such signal made available in its final content format, from where it is conveyed to any geographical broadcast target area by means of a telecommunications process, but excluding the use of facilities which operate on frequencies outside the broadcasting services frequency bands.

 

PART II
ESTABLISHMENT, FUNCTIONS AND POWERS OF THE CORPORATION.

 

3.   Establishment of the Corporation.

   (1) There is established a Corporation to be known as the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation.

   (2) The Corporation is the successor of the state media known as "Uganda Television" and "Radio Uganda".

   (3) The Corporation shall be wholly owned by the Government.

   (4) The Corporation shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal, and may sue or be sued in its corporate name and, subject to the provisions of this Act, may do or suffer all such other things as a body corporate may lawfully do or suffer.

   (5) The application of the seal of the Corporation on any document shall be authenticated by the signatures of the Chairman of the Board, the Managing Director and such other Director as may be authorised.

   (6) In the absence of the Chairperson, two other Directors may sign in his or her place and the person performing the functions of the Managing Director may sign in the absence of the Managing Director.

   (7) The signature of the Chairperson, a Director and Managing Director on a document shall be independent of the signature of any other person who may sign such document as a witness.

   (8) Every document purporting to be an instrument issued by the Corporation and sealed with the seal of the Corporation and authenticated in the manner described in subsection (5) or (6) shall be received and be deemed to be such an instrument without further proof unless the contrary is shown.

 

4.   Objectives of the Corporation.

   The objectives of the Corporation shall be to—

   (a)   develop the broadcasting

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