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Uganda - Apply for Butcher Licence (permit)

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Procedure[edit]

  1. Licence or Permit for Butcher can be obtained from Municipality or Ministry of Agriculture animal industry and Fisheries
  2. Fill up the appropriate application form as described by the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industries and Fisheries.
  3. After filling the form proceed to pay the prescribed fee
  4. Submit the dully filled in form,attached with pay slip to the Health Officer in charge of the area in which the Butcher is located or nearby health inspector office whose officers shall carryout inspection of your premises.
    • The Health officer shall ensure that the premises are at a reasonable distance, as shall be determined by the Authority, from a toilet, garbage refuse skips, an open drainage channel, hair dressing areas or other premises where other items other than meat are sold.
    • The Health Inspector shall also ensure that meat is properly placed to prevent it from getting contaminated and where a butcher’s shop sells meat of different animals or birds, the licensee of the butcher’s shop shall ensure that there are facilities to adequately separate and clearly label the meat of the different animals or birds.
    • The health inspector should also make sure that the Applicant should not permit any gut scrapping, tripe cleaning or domestic washing to be carried out in his or her premises of work.
    • The applicant not to suffer any permit refusal, filth or meat trimmings not intended for sale should be deposited or accumulated in his or her premises except in special receptacles provided for that purpose.
  5. In order for the applicant to be issued with a Butcher’s Shop Licence, the applicant Must observe all due cleanliness mentioned above to the satisfaction of the Authority in regard to his or her premises and all articles, apparatus and utensils kept in the Butcher’s shop;
  6. Collect your Butcher Licence from where your application was submitted within a day from the date the application was received at municipality or Ministry of Agriculture Animal industry and fisheries in case there is no rejection.

Note: A licensee of a butcher’s shop shall not permit any live animal or bird to be kept in his or her butcher’s shop.

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Clearance from Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives for non-nationals
  • Business-registration/registering-a-new-company
  • For new business - original certificate of registration (Business name)
  • Certificate of incorporation (Company)
  • Proof letter from Uganda Registration Services Bureau
  • Original KCCA receipt for the previous year indicating existing business
  • Original rent and tenancy agreement from the Land lord for the new business.
  • Original trading License for the previous year for already existing business.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries(MAAIF)
Lugard Avenue Entebbe
P.O. Box 102 Entebbe, Uganda
Tel: +256 414 320 006
Email Address: ps@agriculture.go.ug
Email: fishery@imul.com
Website:Ministry of Agriculture

Kampala Capital City Authority
Head Office
Physical Address: Plot 1-3 Sir Appolo Kaggwa Road
Postal Address: PO BOX 7010 Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 204 660000, +256 414 581294
Email: info@kcca.go.ug
Website:Kampala City Council Authority

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Eligibility[edit]

All persons interested in selling Meat and operating Butcher shops are Eligible, provided they meet the requirements of the Ministry of Agriculture Animal industries and Fisheries.

Fees[edit]

License Fee:

  • Grade I - 187,500 Ugshs
  • Grade II - 90,000 Ugshs
  • Grade III - 75,000 Ugshs
  • Grade IV - 36,000 Ugshs

Renewal Fee:

  • Grade I - 187,500 Ugshs
  • Grade II - 90,000 Ugshs
  • Grade III - 75,000 Ugshs
  • Grade IV - 36,000 Ugshs

Validity[edit]

Valid for 1 year.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

FIRST SCHEDULE
Paragraph 15(1)
The Republic of Uganda

BUTCHER’S LICENCE

(The Local Governments (Kampala City Council) (Meat) Ordinance,2006)

Licence No. ..........................................
Name of Licensee .....................................

Premises situated at .....................are hereby licensed to operate as a butcher’s shop.

Date of issue .................................

This licence expires on ......... day of ......, 20....
……………………………………………………………
Town Clerk

SECOND SCHEDULE
Paragraph 16(2)
The Republic of Uganda

APPLICATION FOR BUTCHER’S LICENCE

(The Local Governments (Kampala City Council) (Meat) Ordinance,2006)

Date : ........................
To: Town Clerk
Kampala City Council

I/We, the undersigned, hereby make application for a Butcher’s Licence for premises situated at ........................

……………………………………………….
Signature of Applicant


Processing Time[edit]

Maximum processing time 2 days

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type='website'>video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites. 	
Please remove the '&' inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url 'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M' Video ID is 'Y0US7oR_t3M'.

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Instructions[edit]

  • A butcher’s shop shall not be used for the carrying on of any other trade or process without the written approval of the Council.
  • A licensee of a butcher’s shop shall not permit any live animal or bird to be kept in his or her butcher’s shop.
  • A butcher who contravenes this ordinance commits an offence.
  • The Applicant shall take all the necessary precautions to guard against any meat kept in his or her premises being contaminated by flies.

Required Information[edit]

  • Name of Licensee
  • Licence Number
  • Name of the butcher shop
  • Date of issue
  • Signature of the Applicant.


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Need for the Document[edit]

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Information which might help[edit]

It is incumbent to the applicant of a butcher’s shop, without delay, inform a medical officer of health of the occurrence or suspected occurrence of any infectious disease among any of his or her employees and shall comply with any directions which the medical officer of health shall give for the purpose of preventing the spread of the disease.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

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Others[edit]

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