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UGANDA TOURIST BOARD ACT.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.

   Section

PART I
INTERPRETATION.

   1.   Interpretation.

PART II
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE BOARD.

   2.   Establishment of the board.

   3.   Composition of the board.

   4.   Tenure of office of members of the board.

   5.   Secretary of the board.

   6.   Meetings, common seal, etc. regulated in Schedule.

PART III
OBJECTS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE BOARD.

   7.   Objects of the board.

   8.   Functions of the board.

   9.   Committees of the board.

PART IV
MANAGEMENT AND STAFF OF THE BOARD.

   10.   General manager.

   11.   Other staff.

PART V
FINANCE.

   12.   Funds of the board.

   13.   Tourism promotion levy.

   14.   Borrowing powers of the board.

   15.   Estimates.

   16.   Accounts of the board.

   17.   Audit.

PART VI
GENERAL.

   18.   Contracts of the board.

   19.   Regulations.

   20.   Protection of members of the board and staff from personal liability.

   21.   Allowances to board members.

   22.   Reports to Minister.

 

      Schedule   Meetings of the board.

 

CHAPTER 333
UGANDA TOURIST BOARD ACT.

Commencement: 4 November, 1994.

   An Act to establish a Uganda Tourist Board and to provide for its composition, objects, functions, administration and finances and for other matters related to the board.

 

PART I
INTERPRETATION.

 

1.   Interpretation.

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   (a)   "appointed member" means a member of the board appointed under section 3(1)(a) or (c);

   (b)   "board" means the board established under section 2;

   (c)   "chairperson" means the chairperson of the board;

   (d)   "financial year" means a period of 12 months ending on the 13th"> day of June in each year;

   (e)   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for tourism.

 

PART II
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE BOARD.

 

2.   Establishment of the board.

   (1) There shall be established a body to be known as the Uganda Tourist Board.

   (2) The board shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal and may sue and be sued in its corporate name.

   (3) The board may, subject to any limitations contained in this Act, acquire, hold, manage and dispose of any property, movable or immovable, and enter into any contract or other transaction and do anything which may in law be entered into or done by a body corporate.

 

3.   Composition of the board.

   (1) The board shall consist of the following members—

   (a)   the chairperson;

   (b)   a senior official appointed by the Minister to represent the Ministry responsible for tourism;

   (c)   the person appointed under section 10 to be general manager as ex officio member;

   (d)   six other members who possess qualities likely to be beneficial to the board, of whom at least—

      (i)   one shall be appointed by reason of his or her knowledge of international tourism;

      (ii)   one shall be appointed from a list of three names submitted by travel agents to represent their interests;

      (iii)   one shall be appointed from a list of three names submitted by tour operators to represent their interests;

      (iv)   one shall be appointed from a list of three names submitted by hotel and catering operators to represent their interests;

      (v)   one shall be appointed from a list of three names submitted by agencies involved in environment protection to represent their interests;

      (vi)   one shall be appointed from a list of three names submitted by groups involved in cultural promotion to represent their interests.

   (2) The members of the board referred to in subsection (1)(a) and (d) shall be appointed by the Minister on such terms and conditions as he or she determines.

   (3) No person shall be or remain a member of the board—

   (a)   if he or she is convic

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