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UGANDA NATIONAL ROADS AUTHORITY ACT, 2006.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.

   Section

PART I
PRELIMINARY.

   1.   Commencement.

   2.   Purpose of the Act.

   3.   Principles.

   4.   Interpretation.

PART II
UGANDA NATIONAL ROADS AUTHORITY.

   5.   Establishment of Authority.

   6.   Functions of Authority.

   7.   Powers of Minister.

   8.   Board of Directors.

   9.   Qualifications of members of Board.

   10.   Disqualification for appointment.

   11.   Tenure of office of members of Board.

   12.   Filling of vacancies of Board.

   13.   Remuneration of members of Board.

   14.   Functions of Board.

   15.   Meetings of Board and related matters.

   16.   Committees of Board.

   17.   Delegation of functions of Authority.

PART III
STAFF OF THE AUTHORITY.

   18.   Executive Director.

   19.   Functions of Executive Director.

   20.   Tenure of office of Executive Director.

   21.   Other officers and staff of Authority.

   22.   Consultants.

   23.   Protection of members and employees from personal liability.

PART IV
FINANCES.

   24.   Funds of Authority.

   25.   Duty to operate on sound financial principles.

   26.   Power to open and operate bank accounts.

   27.   Borrowing powers.

   28.   Investment of surplus funds.

   29.   Estimates.

   30.   Financial year of Authority.

   31.   Accounts.

   32.   Audit.

PARTV
MISCELLANEOUS.

   33.   Performance agreements.

   34.   Annual and other reports.

   35.   Official seal of Authority.

   36.   Service of documents.

   37.   Regulations.

   38.   Amendment of Schedules.

PART VI
TRANSITIONAL.

   39.   Transfer of assets and liabilities.

   40.   Employees.

   41.   Existing laws.

 

      First Schedule   Currency point.

      Second Schedule   Meetings of the Board and related matters.

 

UGANDA NATIONAL ROADS AUTHORITY ACT, 2006.

DATE OF ASSENT: 24th May, 2006.

Commencement: See section 1.

   An Act to provide for the establishment and operation of the Uganda National Roads Authority for the purpose of managing the provision and maintenance of the national roads network in a more efficient and effective manner; to render advisory services to Government; and for related matters.

 

PART I
PRELIMINARY.

 

1.   Commencement.

   This Act shall come into force on a date to be appointed by the Minister by statutory instrument.

 

2.   Purpose of the Act.

   The purpose of this Act is—

   (a)   to establish the Uganda National Roads Authority;

   (b)   to facilitate the delivery of roads services;

   (c)   to create an environment that is conducive to the efficient and effective management of the national roads network and other services provided by the Authority; and

   (d)   to promote the potential for the continuous improvement of the services provided by the Authority.

 

3.   Principles.

   The Authority shall, in achieving its purposes under section 2, take into account and give effect to the following principles—

   (a)   the provision of its services in the most economic, efficient and effective manner;

   (b)   the management of its affairs in a businesslike and cost-effective manner and in accordance with modern management practices and techniques and in particular, apply to its operations the best standards of financial management and accounting; and

   (c)   ensure that its operations are designed for the provision of the best services to its customers, while maintaining a high degree of responsiveness to their needs.

 

4.   Interpretation.

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   "Authority" means the Uganda National Roads Authority established by section 5;

   "Board" means the Board of Directors appointed under section 8;

   "Chairperson" means the Chairperson of the Board appointed under section 8;

   "currency point" means the value assigned to a currency point in the First Schedule;

   "Executive Director" means the Executive Director of the Authority appointed under section 18, or a person authorised to act on his or her behalf;

   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for roads;

   "National Planning Authority" means the National Planning Authority provided for by the National Planning Authority Act 2002;

   "national road" means a road maintained by the Government;

   "national roads network" means the system of all roads maintained by the Government;

   "road" means any highway and any other road to which the public have access and includes—

   (a)   a bridge over which a road passes;

   (b)   a ferry, as defined in the Ferries Act and designated by the Minister for the purposes of this Act, by regulations made under section 37(2)(k);

   (c)   a ship, as defined in the Inland Water Transport (Control) Act, and designated by the Minister for the purposes of this Act, by regulations made under section 37(2)(k).

 

PART II
UGANDA NATIONAL ROADS AUTHORITY.

 

5.   Establishment of Authority.

   (1) There is established the Uganda National Roads Authority.

   (2) The Authority is a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal and may, for the discharge of its functions under this Act—

   (a)   acquire, hold and dispose of moveable and immovable property;

   (b)   sue and be sued in its corporate name; and

   (c)   do all acts and things as a body corporate may lawfully do.

   (3) The Authority shall be under the general supervision of the Minister.

 

6.   Functions of Authority.

   (1) The functions of the Authority are—

   (a)   to be responsible for the management of the national roads network;

   (b)   to maintain and develop the national roads network;

   (c)   to advise the Government on policy matters concerning roads generally, and to assist in the co-ordination and implementation of the policy relating to roads;

   (d)   to contribute to the addressing of transport concerns in overall national planning through co-ordination with the relevant ministries, departments and agencies of Government;

   (e)   to collaborate with international organisations, intergovernmental organisations and agencies of other states and the private sector on issues relating to the development and maintenance of roads;

   (f)   to enter into agreements or other arrangements with any person for the provision of roads services, subject to such charges as may be agreed upon;

   (g)   to advise and assist the Minister, subject to such conditions as may be agreed upon, in regard to—

      (i)   any matter relating to the planning, design, construction and maintenance of roads, whether the roads are part of the national roads network or not;

      (ii)   the establishment and maintenance of road reserves in accordance with the Roads Act; and

      (iii)   the exercise of any power or performance of any duty which the Minister may or is required to exercise or perform under this Act; and

   (h)   to perform any other function incidental or consequential to its functions under this Act or as may be conferred on it under this Act.

   (2) The Authority shall, to the greatest extent possible, and consistent with this Act, consult and co-operate with departments, branch

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