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UGANDA VETERANS ASSISTANCE BOARD ACT.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.

   Section

PART I
INTERPRETATION.

   1.   Interpretation.

PART II
ESTABLISHMENT, OBJECTS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE BOARD.

   2.   Establishment of the board.

   3.   Objects and functions of the board.

   4.   Decentralisation of operations.

   5.   Meetings of the board, etc.

PART III
COMPOSITION OF THE BOARD AND TENURE OF OFFICE AND REMUNERATION OF MEMBERS.

   6.   Composition of the board.

   7.   Tenure of office of members.

   8.   Remuneration of members.

PART IV
COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD.

   9.   Committees.

   10.   District veterans committees.

   11.   Functions of a district veterans committee.

PART V
STAFF OF THE BOARD.

   12.   Executive secretary.

   13.   Other senior officers of the board.

   14.   Other staff.

   15.   General provisions relating to staff.

PART VI
FINANCE.

   16.   Funds.

   17.   Annual budget of the board.

   18.   Investment of surplus funds.

   19.   Borrowing powers.

   20.   Financial year of the board.

   21.   Accounts and audit.

PART VII
GENERAL.

   22.   Annual report.

   23.   Submission of reports to Parliament.

   24.   Minister's directions and information.

   25.   Common seal and contracts and other instruments of the board.

   26.   Protection of members and staff of the board.

   27.   Regulations.

 

      Schedule   Meetings of the board and other miscellaneous matters.

 

CHAPTER 212
UGANDA VETERANS ASSISTANCE BOARD ACT.

Commencement: 1 August, 1992.

   An Act to establish a board to provide assistance to veterans of the National Resistance Army; to provide for the objects and functions of the board; to provide for its composition, administration and finances and for other related matters.

 

PART I
INTERPRETATION.

 

1.   Interpretation.

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   (a)   "board" means the body corporate established by section 2;

   (b)   "district veterans committee" means a committee appointed under section 10;

   (c)   "district veterans office" means a district veterans office within the meaning of section 4;

   (d)   "district veterans officer" means a district veterans officer appointed under section 13;

   (e)   "executive secretary" means the executive secretary appointed under section 12;

   (f)   "Minister" means the Prime Minister;

   (g)   "secretary" means the secretary to the board within the meaning of section 6; and

   (h)   "veteran" means a person who ceased to be a member of the former National Resistance Army as a result of the reduction in force of the former National Resistance Army.

 

PART II
ESTABLISHMENT, OBJECTS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE BOARD.

 

2.   Establishment of the board.

   (1) There is established a board to be known as the Uganda Veterans Assistance Board.

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

   (3) The board may, for and in connection with its objects and functions under this Act, purchase, hold, manage and dispose of any property whether movable or immovable; and may enter into any contract and other transactions as may be expedient; and may do any other act or thing that in law may be done by a body corporate, subject to this Act.

 

3.   Objects and functions of the board.

   (1) The objects of the board are—

   (a)   to formulate policy and coordinate all activities for the implementation of the Government's programme for assistance to veterans; and

   (b)   to take all necessary steps to promote the smooth transition of veterans into productive civilian life.

   (2) Without prejudice to the general effect of subsection (1), the board shall, under that subsection, have the following functions—

   (a)   to review the policy on the veterans assistance programme;

   (b)   to provide all necessary guidance to all concerned in the implementation of the veterans assistance programme and promote effective coordination among Ministries and Government departments in all matters relating to the veterans assistance programme;

   (c)   to identify any special transitional problems affecting the veterans and ensure that the problems are tackled expeditiously and effectively and that all planned programmes and projects are properly administered;

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