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UGANDA COFFEE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ACT.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   Section

PART I
INTERPRETATION.

   1.   Interpretation.

PART II
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE AUTHORITY AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

   2.   Establishment of the Uganda Coffee Development Authority.

   3.   Objectives of the authority.

   4.   Functions of the authority.

   5.   Board of directors of the authority.

   6.   Functions of the board.

   7.   Price policy committee.

   8.   Price committee.

   9.   Duty of Government Ministries, departments, etc. to cooperate with the authority.

PART III
STAFF OF THE AUTHORITY.

   10.   Managing director.

   11.   Board secretary.

   12.   Other staff.

PART IV
FINANCIAL AND RELATED PROVISIONS.

   13.   Funds of the authority.

   14.   Authority to operate on sound financial principles.

   15.   Estimates.

   16.   Accounts, audit and annual report.

PART V
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS.

   17.   Vesting of assets and liabilities.

   18.   Regulations.

   19.   Consequential amendment.

   20.   Saving of actions.

 

      Schedule   Meetings of the board.

 

CHAPTER 325
UGANDA COFFEE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ACT.

Commencement: 15 April, 1994.

   An Act to establish a public authority to promote and oversee the coffee industry as a whole by developing research and controlling the quality and improving the marketing of coffee and to provide for other matters connected therewith.

 

PART I
INTERPRETATION.

 

1.   Interpretation.

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   (a)   "authority" means the Uganda Coffee Development Authority established under section 2;

   (b)   "board" means the board of directors established under section 5;

   (c)   "chairperson" means the chairperson of the board of directors, the chairperson of the price policy committee established under section 7 or chairperson of the price committee established under section 8, as the case may be;

   (d)   "coffee subsector" means a division or part of the agricultural sector policy of the Government;

   (e)   "financial year" means in respect of an accounting period a period of 12 months ending on the 30th day of September;

   (f)   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for cooperatives and marketing;

   (g)   "outturn test" means a test conducted to determine the quality of coffee obtained after processing from a given quantity of unprocessed coffee;

   (h)   "price committee" means the committee established under section 8;

   (i)   "price policy committee" means the committee established under section 7.

 

PART II
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE AUTHORITY AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

 

2.   Establishment of the Uganda Coffee Development Authority.

   (1) There is established an authority to be known as the Uganda Coffee Development Authority.

   (2) The authority shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal and shall be capable of suing or being sued in its corporate name and, subject to this Act, may borrow money, acquire and dispose of property and do all other things a body corporate may lawfully do.

   (3) The seal of the authority shall be authenticated by the signatures of the chairperson and the managing director.

   (4) In the absence of the chairperson, two other members of the board shall sign in the place of the chairperson, and the person performing the functions of the managing director may sign in the absence of the managing director.

   (5) Every document purporting to be an instrument issued by the authority and to be sealed with the seal of the authority and authenticated in the manner provided under subsections (3) and (4) shall be received in evidence and be deemed to be such an instrument without further proof unless the contrary is shown.

 

3.   Objectives of the authority.

   The objectives of the authority shall be—

   (a)   to promote, improve and monitor marketing of coffee with a view to optimising foreign exchange earnings and payments to the farmers;

   (b)   to control the quality of coffee in order to ensure that all coffee exported meets the standards stipulated by the contract between the seller and the buyer;

   (c)   to monitor the price of coffee in order to ensure that no export contract for the sale of coffee is concluded at a price below the minimum price;

   (d)   to develop and promote the coffee and other related industries through research and extension arrangements;

   (e)   to promote the marketing of coffee as a final product;

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