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MOVEMENT ACT.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.

   Section

PART I
INTERPRETATION.

   1.   Interpretation.

PART II
THE MOVEMENT.

   2.   The movement.

PART III
ORGANS UNDER THE MOVEMENT.

   3.   National conference and other organs under the movement.

   4.   Composition of the national conference.

   5.   Role of the national conference.

   6.   Role of the chairperson.

   7.   Meetings of the national conference.

   8.   Meetings by requisition.

PART IV
COMMITTEES OF THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE.

   9.   National executive committee.

   10.   Functions of the national executive committee.

   11.   Meetings of the national executive committee.

PART V
SECRETARIAT OF THE MOVEMENT.

   12.   The secretariat.

   13.   Censure of the national political commissar.

   14.   Role of the secretariat.

PART VI
LOWER ORGANS UNDER THE MOVEMENT.

   15.   District movement conferences.

   16.   Functions of district movement conferences.

   17.   Meetings of district movement conferences.

   18.   Division and municipal movement conferences.

   19.   Meetings of division or municipal movement conferences.

   20.   Subcounty, municipal division, town council movement conference.

   21.   Meetings of subcounty, municipal division or town council movement conference.

   22.   Parish movement conferences.

   23.   Meetings of parish movement conferences.

   24.   Village movement conferences.

   25.   Meetings of village movement conferences.

   25A.   role of the lower movement organs.

PART VIA
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES OF LOWER MOVEMENT ORGANS.

   25B.   Executive Committees of lower movement organs.

   25C.   Composition of movement executive committees.

   25D.   Meetings of lower movement executive committees.

PART VII
GENERAL.

   26.   Quorum.

   27.   Vacancy not to invalidate proceedings.

   28.   Parliament to prescribe other principles of the movement.

   29.   Standing committees, etc.

   30.   Oath of office.

   31.   Funds of the movement.

   32.   Accounts and audit.

   33.   Terms and conditions.

   34.   Assets of organs to be State assets.

   35.   Terms of movement organs.

   36.   Budget.

   37.   Regulations.

   38.   Act to apply only when the movement is in force.

 

      Schedule   Oath of Office.

 

CHAPTER 261
MOVEMENT ACT.

Commencement: 22 August, 1997.

   An Act to make provision for the movement political system pursuant to article 70 of the Constitution and for related matters.

 

PART I
INTERPRETATION.

 

1.   Interpretation.

   (1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   (a)   "chairperson" means the chairperson of the national conference and of the national executive committee;

   (b)   "director" means a director of the secretariat appointed under section 12;

   (c)   "district" includes a city;

   (d)   "elder" means a person above the age of 50 years;

   (e)   "leadership training centre" means a centre established for the purpose of promoting political education;

   (f)   "lower movement organ" means a District Movement Conference or a movement organ below a District Movement Conference;

   (g)   "movement" means the movement political system referred to in article 70 of the Constitution;

   (h)   "national conference" means the national conference of the movement established by section 3;

   (i)   "national executive committee" means the national executive committee established by section 9;

   (j)    "national political commissar" means the national political commissar appointed under section 12;

   (k)   "parish" includes "ward";

   (l)   "secretariat" means the secretariat of the movement established by section 12;

   (m)   "subcounty" includes a division in a city or municipality.

   (2) For the avoidance of doubt, references to District Chairperson, District Council, District Executive Committee, City Council, Division Council, Municipal Council, Subcounty/Municipal Division Council, Town Council, Parish Council and Village Council shall be taken to be references to those authorities or bodies as they exist under the Local Governments Act.

 

PART II
THE MOVEMENT.

 

2.   The movement.

   The movement political system, referred to in article 70 of the Constitution, shall, subject to the Constitution, operate in accordance with this Act.

 

PART III
ORGANS UNDER THE MOVEMENT.

 

3.   National conference and other organs under the movement.

   (1) The movement shall have a national conference which shall be the highest organ under the movement.

   (2) The other organs under the movement are—

   (a)   the national executive committee;

   (b)   the secretariat of the movement;

   (c)   district movement conferences;

   (d)   division and municipal movement conferences;

   (e)   subcounty movement conferences and town movement conferences;

   (f)   parish movement conferences; and

   (g)   village movement conferences.

   (3) The national conference shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal and may sue or be sued in its name in respect of the rights and obligations of all movement organs.

   (4) The national political commissar shall be responsible for receiving all process of court and other legal documents on behalf of the national conference.

 

4.   Composition of the national conference.

   (1) The national conference shall consist of the following persons—

   (a)   the chairperson;

   (b)   the vice chairperson;

   (c)   the national political commissar;

   (d)   all members of Parliament;

   (e)   all members of every district executive committee;

   (ea)   the Chairperson of every District Movement Conference in each case where the person is not already a member by virtue of being a member of the District Executive Committee;

   (f)   the chairpersons of all division and municipal movement conferences;

   (g)   the chairperson of every subcounty movement conference;

   (h)   the chairperson of every town council movement conference;

   (i)   ...

   (j)   ...

   (k)   five representatives of the National Organisation of Trade Unions, elected by the National Executive Committee of the National Organisation of Trade Unions;

   (ka)   all Chairpersons of District Youth Councils under the National Youth Council Statute;

   (kb)   all Chairpersons of District Women's Councils under the National Women's Council Statute;

   (kc)   all Chairpersons of District or City Councils for Disability under the National Council for Disability Statute;

   (l)   five representatives of the National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda, elected by the national executive committee of that union;

   (m)   ten representatives of the Uganda Peoples' Defence Forces, elected by the Uganda Peoples' Defence Forces Council;

   (n)   five representatives of the Uganda Police Force, elected by the police council;

   (o)   three representatives of the Uganda Prisons Service;

   (p)   all resident district commissioners who shall be ex officio members;

   (q)   ten representatives of the private business sector elected under the auspices of the Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry;

   (r)   five representatives of the Veterans Association.

   (2) Where the person elected President of the Republic of Uganda is not the person elected chairperson, he or she shall be a member of the national conference.

   (3) There shall be a chairperson of the national conference who shall be a person nominated by at least 200 members of the national conference from at least two-thirds of all the districts of Uganda and elected by the national conference.

   (4) There shall be a vice chairperson of the national conference who shall be a person nominated by at least 200 members of the national conference from at least two-thirds of all the districts of Uganda and elected by the conference.

   (5) The Electoral Commission shall appoint a returning officer for the purposes of conducting any elections under this section.

   (6) The chairperson or vice chairperson may be removed from office by resolution supported by a majority of all members of the national conference on grounds of—

   (a)   inability to perform the functions of his or her office arising out of physical or mental incapacity;

   (b)   misbehaviour or misconduct;

   (c)   incompetence; or

   (d)   failure to convene meetings of the national conference or the national executive committee as required by law.

   (7) The chairperson and the vice chairperson are each entitled to appear at any proceedings for his or her removal and to be represented there by a lawyer or other expert or person of his or her choice.

 

5.   Role of the national conference.

   The national conference shall—

   (a)   initiate, formulate and evolve national consensus on key political, economic and social policies in Uganda;

   (b)   mobilise the people to ensure optimal participation in political, economic and social policies in the country;

   (c)   advise on and review implementation of key national policies;

   (d)   advise Parliament and the Executive on the policy of the movement, making such recommendations as it may think fit;

   (e)   promote national unity and solidarity; and

   (f)   review the implementation of Government programmes and make appropriate recommendations on them to the Executive and Parliament.

 

6.   Role of the chairperson.

   (1) Subject to this Act, the chairperson shall—

   (a)

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