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Uganda - Apply for Wetland Resource Use Permit

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Procedure[edit]

In order to apply for wetland Resource Use Permit in Uganda applicants must go through the following:

  1. Fill the application form (Form A) or apply directly to the executive director for a permit in Form A
  2. Attach all the required documents including the following:-
    1. Approval/ disapproval of District Environment Committee.
    2. Attach a map and detailed information showing area directly or indirectly affected by proposed activity
    3. Comments and report of the LC 1 Secretary for Production and Environment Protection.
    4. Executive Summary of environmental impact statement (please attach where necessary).
    5. Any other information that may support your documents
  3. After an applicant has successfully filled and completed the application form, attach proof of payment as prescribed on the application form.
  4. Submit the application form with the required documents to the executive director National Environment Management Authority or forward it to:
    The Executive Director,
    National Environment Management Authority.
    P. O. BOX 22255 Kampala, Uganda.
    The application form should be in duplicate.
  5. The executive Director after receiving the application shall refer the application in consultation with the environment officer to a designated environment Committee for further consideration and comments.
  6. Once the lead agency and wetland resource committee are satisfied with the documentation then the application is approved and assigned a registration permit number.
  7. The executive director may issue a permit in Form B specified in the First Schedule permitting the use of wetland resources.

Note: Where the executive director rejects an application made by the applicant under regulation 12(2), the executive director shall—

  • state reasons, in writing, to the applicant; and
  • give the applicant the right to be heard either orally or in writing or both.
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Required Documents[edit]

  • Approval/ disapproval of District Environment Committee.
  • Attach a map and detailed information showing area directly or indirectly affected by proposed activity.
  • Comments of the LC 1 Secretary for Production and Environment Protection
  • Executive Summary of environmental impact statement (please attach where necessary)

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

National Environment Management Authority
Head Office
NEMA HOUSE, Jinja Road,Kampala Uganda.
Postal Address: P. O. BOX 22255 Kampala,Uganda
Tel: +256 414 251064, +256 414 251065, +256 414 251068
Fax:256-414-257521
Physical Address: NEMA House, Plot 17/19/21 Jinja Road
City: National
Email Address: [email protected] Email this Agency
Website:National Environment Management Authority
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm (excluding weekends and public holidays)

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Eligibility[edit]

Application/individual /Association /public Authority/corporate bodies looking for a permit to carry out a regulated activity in a wetland, river bank and lake shores.

Fees[edit]

  • Processing fees Shs. 20,000/=
  • Application Fees: 50,000 Ugx
  • License Fee: 100,000 Ugx
  • Renewal Fee: 100,000 Ugx


Validity[edit]

Validity: For specified period on the permit.

Documents to Use[edit]

Please attach documents that can be used by people. e.g. links
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Sample Documents[edit]

FIRST SCHEDULE (To be completed in Triplicate)
FORM A
REPUBLIC OF UGANDA

(Regulation 12 & 23) THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT Act Cap 153.
The National Environment (Wetlands, River Banks and Lake Shores Management) Regulations, 2000.

APPLICATION FOR A PERMIT TO CARRY OUT A REGULATED ACTIVITY IN A WETLAND, RIVER BANK AND LAKE SHORE

I hereby apply for a permit to carry out the activity in a wetland/river bank/lake shore of which particulars are given below.
Name and address of applicant: ……………………………………………………………………………… (District, county, sub-county, village where necessary mention more than one)
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Type of activity to be carried out ………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Estimated period for which the activity will take ……………………………………………………
Proposed hectarage/area on which the above activity is to be carried out …………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Executive Summary of environmental impact statement (please attach where necessary)
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
(Attach a map and detailed information showing area directly or indirectly affected by proposed activity.)
Any other information…………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Comments of the LC 1 Secretary for Production and Environment Protection
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Approval/disapproval of District Environment Committee ……………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Signature of the Applicant …………………………………………………………………………………………
Full names …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Designation/Title ………………………………………………………………………………………………………
_____________________________________________________
FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
Application received by ……………………………………… date: …………………………………………
Fee paid Shs 20,000/= (in words) ……………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Seal and Signature of the executive Director National Environment Management Authority

Processing Time[edit]

Maximum Processing Time: 2 Weeks

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]

  • It is implied in any permit issued under the Regulations that the holder of any permit shall—
  1. not substantially affect hydrological and ecological characteristics of the wetland beyond the terms and conditions contained in the permit;
  2. keep and maintain the margins of the wetland for purposes of bilharzia and malaria control;
  3. not assign the permit to any other person without the consent of the executive director; and
  4. within one year after the expiration or revocation of the permit, remove or restore the wetland to as near as possible the state it was immediately before the commencement of the permitted activities.
  • Subject to the Regulations, a person shall not carry out any activity in a wetland without a permit issued by the executive director.
  • The executive director may, at any time, after consultation with the lead agency, revoke a permit granted, if the applicant is not satisfied that the conditions of the grant of the permit have not been complied with or that the continued use of the wetland is likely to be injurious to the community and the environment.

Required Information[edit]

  1. Name and address of applicant:
  2. District, county, sub-county, village where necessary mention more than one
  3. Type of activity to be carried out
  4. Estimated period for which the activity will take
  5. Proposed hectarage/area on which the above activity is to be carried out.
  6. Executive Summary of environmental impact statement (please attach where necessary
  7. Attach a map and detailed information showing area directly or indirectly affected by proposed activity.
  8. Comments of the LC 1 Secretary for Production and Environment Protection
  9. Approval/disapproval of District Environment Committee
  10. Signature of the Applicant
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Need for the Document[edit]

Please provide the need for the procedure. e.g. Birth Certificate - why do we need to have a birth certificate? 
 

Information which might help[edit]

  • The Government or a local government shall hold in trust for the people and protect wetlands for the common good of the citizens of Uganda
  • The Government or a local government shall not lease out or otherwise alienate any wetland.
  • The Government or a local government shall hold in trust for the people and protect riverbanks and lake shores for the common good of the citizens of Uganda.
  • The Government or a local government shall not lease out or otherwise alienate any riverbank and lake shore.


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]

More information which might help people.