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UGANDA INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE ACT, 2006.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.

   Section

PART I
PRELIMINARY.

   1.   Short title.

   2.   Interpretation.

PART II
ESTABLISHMENT, OBJECTS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE INSTITUTE.

   3.   Establishment of the Institute.

   4.   Objectives of the Institute.

   5.   Functions of the Institute.

PART III
THE BOARD OF THE INSTITUTE.

   6.   Board of the Institute.

   7.   Functions, powers and duties of the Board.

   8.   Meetings of the Board.

   9.   Tenure of office of members of the Board.

   10.   Committees of the Board.

PART IV
MANAGEMENT AND STAFF OF THE INSTITUTE.

   11.   Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director.

   12.   Functions of the Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director.

   13.   Other Staff.

PART V
FINANCIAL PROVISIONS.

   14.   Funds of the Institute.

   15.   Borrowing Powers.

   16.   Estimates.

   17.   Accounts.

   18.   Audit.

   19.   Financial year of the Institute.

PART VI
MISCELLANEOUS.

   20.   Protection of Board members and staff from personal liability.

   21.   Annual Report.

   22.   Regulations.

   23.   Common Seal of the Institute and executors of contracts, etc.

   24.   Service of documents.

   25.   Amendment of Schedule.

 

      First Schedule   Membership of Board.

      Second Schedule   Meetings of Board.

 

UGANDA INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE ACT.

Commencement: 8 June, 2006.

   An Act to provide for the establishment of the Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI), to provide for its functions, its management and finances and for other connected matters.

 

PART I
PRELIMINARY.

 

1.   Short title.

   This Act may be cited as the Uganda Industrial Research Institute Act, 2003.

 

2.   Interpretation.

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   "applied industrial research" means research undertaken to create utility of science and technology for application in industrial development;

   "Board" means the Board established under section 6 of this Act;

   "Institute" means the Uganda Industrial Research Institute established under section 3 of this Act;

   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for industry.

 

PART II
ESTABLISHMENT, OBJECTS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE INSTITUTE.

 

3.   Establishment of the Institute.

   (1) There is established the Uganda Industrial Research Institute.

   (2) The Institute 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.

   (3) The Institute may, for the purpose of carrying out 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 or suffer any other act or thing that a body corporate may lawfully do or suffer.

 

4.   Objectives of the Institute.

   The objectives of the Institute are—

   (a)   to undertake applied industrial research; and

   (b)   to develop and acquire appropriate technology in order to create a strong, effective and competitive sustainable industrial sector for the rapid industrialisation of Uganda.

 

5.   Functions of the Institute.

   For the attainment of its objectives under section 4, the Institute will perform the following functions—

   (a)   identify and develop appropriate processes and product technologies for the exploitation of natural resources;

   (b)   upgrade and strengthen the existing indigenous technologies through basic and applied research;

   (c)   set up demonstration plants to illustrate the benefits of new technologies;

   (d)   design, develop and adapt machinery, tools, equipment and instruments suitable for rural areas;

   (e)   develop suitable recovery processes and devices to reduce environmental hazards created by agricultural and industrial wastes;

   (f)   maintain a c

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