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UGANDA REGISTRATION SERVICES BUREAU ACT.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.

   Section

PART I
PRELIMINARY.

   1.   Commencement.

   2.   Interpretation.

PART II
ESTABLISHMENT, OBJECTS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE BUREAU.

   3.   Establishment of the bureau.

   4.   Objects and functions of the bureau.

PART III
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

   5.   Board of directors.

   6.   Tenure of office of members of the board.

   7.   Functions of the board.

   8.   Meetings of the board.

   9.   Remuneration of members.

   10.   Disclosure of interest.

   11.   Vacancy not to affect proceedings.

PART IV
COMMITTEES AND SUB-COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD.

   12.   Committees and sub-committees.

   13.   Procedure of committees and sub-committees.

PART V
MANAGEMENT AND STAFF OF THE BUREAU.

   14.   Registrar General.

   15.   Secretary to the board.

   16.   Other staff.

   17.   Engagement of experts and consultants.

PART VI
FINANCIAL PROVISIONS.

   18.   Revenue payable into the Consolidated Fund.

   19.   Funds of the bureau.

   20.   Borrowing powers.

   21.   Estimates.

   22.   Accounts.

   23.   Audit.

   24.   Financial year.

PART VII
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS.

   25.   Registration procedure and registers.

   26.   Branch offices.

   27.   Seal of the bureau.

   28.   Minister's powers of direction.

   29.   Annual report.

   30.   Minister to report to Parliament.

   31.   Exemption from liability.

   32.   Regulations.

   33.   Amendment of the Schedules.

   34.   Transfer of assets and liabilities.

   35.   Pending proceedings and claims.

   36.   Consequential amendments.

 

      First Schedule   Relevant laws.

      Second Schedule   Meetings of the board.

 

CHAPTER 210
UGANDA REGISTRATION SERVICES BUREAU ACT.

Commencement: August 16, 2004.

   An Act to establish an agency for miscellaneous registrations and collection and accounting for revenues under various relevant laws and for the enforcement and administration of those laws and to provide for other related matters.

 

PART I
PRELIMINARY.

 

1.   Commencement.

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

 

2.   Interpretation.

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   (a)   "appointed member" means the chairperson or a member of the board referred to in section 5(1)(g);

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

   (c)   "bureau" means the Uganda Registration Services Bureau established by section 3;

   (d)   "chairperson" means the chairperson of the board of directors appointed under section 5;

   (e)   "member" means a member of the board;

   (f)   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for justice;

   (g)   "Registrar General" means the chief executive officer of the bureau appointed under section 14;

   (h)    "relevant laws" means the laws specified in the First Schedule to this Act;

   (i)   "revenue" means fees, charges or other monies imposed by or collected under the relevant laws; and

   (j)   "secretary" means the secretary to the board appointed under section 15.

 

PART II
ESTABLISHMENT, OBJECTS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE BUREAU.

 

3.   Establishment of the bureau.

   (1) There is established a body to be known as the Uganda Registration Services Bureau.

   (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.

   (3) The bureau may, for and in connection with the implementation of its objects and functions under this Act—

   (a)   purchase, hold, manage and dispose of any property, whether movable or immovable;

   (b)   enter into any contract or other transaction it may deem expedient; and

   (c)   do or suffer any other act or thing as in law may be done or suffered by a body corporate.

 

4.   Objects and functions of the bureau.

   (1) The objects of the bureau are—

   (a)   to administer and give effect to the relevant laws and to provide registration services and collect and account for all revenue provided for under those laws; and

   (b)   to advise the Government on matters relating to registration services under the relevant laws and to assist the Government in the formulation of policy relating to the collection of revenue.

   (2) Without prejudice to the general application of subsection (1), the bureau shall, for the purpose of achieving its objects, have the following functions—

   (a)   to carry out all registrations required under the relevant laws;

   (b)   to maintain registers, data and records on registrations affected by the bureau and to act as a clearing house for information and data on those registrations;

   (c)   to evaluate from time to time the practicability and efficacy of the relevant laws and advise the Government accordingly;

   (d)   to carry on research and also disseminate research findings in the fields covered by the relevant laws through seminars, workshops, publications or other means and to recommend to the Government any improvements in the relevant laws appearing to the bureau to be required as a result;

   (e)   to charge fees for any services performed by the bureau;

   (f)   to perform any other function or to carry out such other activity as may be conducive or incidental to the efficient discharge of its objects or as the Minister may, by statutory instrument, direct.

   (3) The bureau shall act as the agent of the Uganda Revenue Authority in the collection of stamp duty under the Stamps Act in respect of any documents or other matter on or in respect of which stamp duty is required to be paid and connected with the functions of the bureau under this Act.

   (4) Subject to subsection (3), the Registrar General shall be deemed to be the revenue authority within the meaning of section 1 of the Stamps Act.

   (5) In the performance of its functions under subsection (3), the bureau shall act subject to the written directions of the Minister responsible for finance.

   (6) The Stamp

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