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Sections regarding the board of NITA-U from the Act PDF Print E-mail

This page has been revised to reflect the assented NITA act. For changes / variances in the bill related to these sections see the NITA bill .

Part 7. The Board.

(1) There is established a Board of Directors as the governing body of the Authority, which shall consist of the following members-
(a) the Chairperson;
(b) the Executive Director;
(c) the Commissioner responsible for information technology in the Ministry responsible for information technology;
(d) Four other persons at least one of whom shall be an eminent Ugandan with expertise in Information Technology.
(2) The Chairperson and the members of the Board mentioned ·in subsection (1) (d) shall be appointed by the Minister, with the approval of Cabinet.

(3) In making the appointments to the Board, the Minister shall take into consideration gender equity.

(4) The Executive Director shall be the secretary to the Board.

8. Qualifications for appointment to the Board.

The Chairperson and the members of the Board mentioned in section 7 (1) (d) shall be appointed from among persons who qualify for appointment by virtue of their professional qualifications, knowledge and experience in disciplines relevant to the functions of the Authority.

9. Tenure of office of members of the Board.

The Chairperson and the members of the Board mentioned in section 7 (1) (d) shall hold office on such terms and conditions as may be specified in the instrument of appointment, for a period of three years which may be renewed for one further term.

10. Powers of Minister to suspend or terminate appointment of members of the Board.

(1) The Minister may, at any time suspend or terminate the appointment of the Chairperson or a member of the Board mentioned in section 7 (1) (d) for

(a) abuse of office; (b) corruption; (c) incompetence (d) any physical or mental incapacity that renders a person incapable of performing the duties of that office; (e) failure to attend three consecutive Board meeting's without reasonable grounds; (f) conviction of an offence involving moral turpitude; (g) being adjudged bankrupt by a court of law; (h) any other reasonable ground.

(2) A member of the Board other than the Executive Director may resign from the Board by giving notice in writing to' the, Board, of not less than one month.



2. Quorum.

The quorum for a meeting of the Board shall be four members; but where a member declares an interest in an agenda item or in the matter before the Board, the member shall not be counted for purposes of forming a quorum in relation to the item or matter in question.

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