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UGANDA BUREAU OF STATISTICS ACT.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   Section

PART I
INTERPRETATION.

   1.   Interpretation.

PART II
ESTABLISHMENT, OBJECTS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE BUREAU.

   2.   Establishment of the bureau, application of seal and executors of contracts.

   3.   Objects and functions of the bureau.

PART III
BOARD OF THE BUREAU.

   4.   Establishment of the board.

   5.   Validity of proceedings of the board.

   6.   Functions of the board.

PART IV
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND OTHER STAFF.

   7.   The executive director.

   8.   Secretary to the board.

   9.   Other staff.

   10.   Authorised officers.

   11.   Protection of members and staff from personal liability or negligence.

   12.   Oath of office and secrecy.

PART V
STATISTICAL INFORMATION AND POWERS OF THE BUREAU.

   13.   Census.

   14.   Statistics.

   15.   Census and survey by other agencies.

   16.   Power to obtain particulars.

   17.   Power of entry and inspection.

   18.   Confidentiality.

   19.   Dissemination of statistical data.

   20.   Relationship with other lead agencies.

PART VI
FINANCE.

   21.   Funds of the bureau and investment of surplus funds.

   22.   Estimates.

   23.   Accounts.

   24.   Audit.

PART VII
MISCELLANEOUS.

   25.   Annual report.

   26.   Minister's report to Parliament.

   27.   Evidence.

   28.   Offences and penalties.

   29.   Transfer of assets and liabilities.

   30.   Service of documents.

   31.   Regulations.

   32.   Amendment of Schedules.

 

      First Schedule   Currency point.

      Second Schedule   Meetings of the board.

      Third Schedule   Oath of office and secrecy.

      Fourth Schedule   Matters relating to which statistical information may be collected, compiled, analysed, abstracted and published.

 

CHAPTER 310
UGANDA BUREAU OF STATISTICS ACT.

Commencement: 11 June, 1998.

   An Act to provide for the development and maintenance of a national statistical system to ensure collection, analysis and publication of integrated, relevant, reliable and timely statistical information; to establish a bureau as a coordinating, monitoring and supervisory body for the national statistical system and for other matters incidental to the foregoing.

 

PART I
INTERPRETATION.

 

1.   Interpretation.

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   (a)   "authorised officer" means a person appointed as an authorised officer under section 10 and includes a supervisor, enumerator, coder and data entry clerk;

   (b)   "board" means the board of directors appointed under section 4;

   (c)   "bureau" means the Uganda Bureau of Statistics established by section 2;

   (d)   "census" means a statistical operation in which all units (whole population) of interest are enumerated;

   (e)   "chairperson" means the chairperson of the board appointed under section 4;

   (f)   "currency point" means the value specified in relation to currency point in the First Schedule to this Act;

   (g)   "executive director" means the chief executive of the bureau;

   (h)   "financial year" means in respect of any accounting period, the period of 12 months ending 30th"> June;

   (i)   "lead agency" includes a Ministry, department or any other agency of Government, a local authority or an agency of a local authority and, generally, any other user or provider of statistics;

   (j)   "member" means a member of the board of directors appointed under section 4;

   (k)   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for statistics;

   (l)   "national statistics system" includes all agencies in Uganda, whether Government or not, responsible whether under any enactment or otherwise for gathering statistical data directly through surveys or through administrative action;

   (m)   "statistical sample survey" means a statistical operation in which only a selected part (sample) and not all units (whole population) of interest are enumerated;

   (n)   "statistics" means any quantity collected as a summary of data.

 

PART II
ESTABLISHMENT, OBJECTS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE BUREAU.

 

2.   Establishment of the bureau, application of seal and executors of contracts.

   (1) There is established the Uganda Bureau of Statistics.

   (2) The bureau shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal and may sue or be sued in its corporate name and do or suffer all acts and things as bodies corporate may lawfully do or suffer.

   (3) The common seal under subsection (2) shall be such a device as the board may determine and shall be kept in the custody of the secretary to the board.

   (4) The common seal of the bureau shall not be fixed on any document except in accordance with a resolution of the board, and shall be authenticated by the signatures of the chairperson and the executive director.

   (5) In absence of the chairperson, a board member shall be designated by the board to authenticate the common seal in place of the chairperson; and in the absence of the executive director, the person for the time being performing the functions of the executive director shall authenticate in place of the executive director.

   (6) The signatures of the chairperson, executive director or any other member of the board under this section shall be independent of the signing by any other person as witness.

   (7) A contract or instrument which if entered into or executed by a person not being a body corporate which would not be required to be under seal may be entered into or executed without seal on behalf of the bureau by the executive director or any other person authorised by the board.

   (8) Every document purporting to be—

   (a)   an instrument issued by the bureau and sealed with the common seal of the bureau, authenticated in the manner prescribed in this section; or

   (b)   a contract or instrument entered into or executed under subsection (7),

shall be received in evidence without further proof as such an instrument duly issued or a contract or instrument entered into or executed, as the case may be, unless the contrary is proved.

 

3.   Objects and functions of the bureau.

   (1) The bureau shall be the principal data collecting and disseminating agency responsible for coordinating, monitoring and supervising the national statistical system to cover matters specified in the Fourth Schedule to this Act.

   (2) The bureau in carrying out its objects under subsection (1) will—

   (a)   be responsible for—

      (i)   providing high quality central statistics information services;

      (ii)   promoting standardisation in the collection, analysis and publication of statistics to ensure uniformity in quality, adequacy of coverage and reliability of statistics information;

      (iii)   providing guidance, training and other assistance as may be required to other users and providers of statistics;

      (iv)   promoting cooperation, coordination and rationalisation among users and providers of statistics at national and local levels so as to avoid duplication of effort and ensure optimal utilisation of scarce resources;

      (v)   promoting and being the focal point of cooperation with statistics users and providers at regional and int

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