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Uganda - Apply for an Urban Agricultural Licence (Permit)

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Procedure[edit]

  1. An urban agriculture Licence or Permit can be obtained from Municipal Council or Town council /Division /City Authority near your Location.
    • A person shall not engage in urban agriculture without an urban agricultural permit issued by the Council as set out in the prescribed ordinance.
    • A person shall not carry out commercial urban agriculture without a valid licence issued by Council as set out in the form specified in the Ordinance.
  2. Any person who wishes to engage in an urban agriculture MUST obtain a Permit from the council and shall contain the following conditions:
    • the name of the applicant;
    • the address of the applicant;
    • the nature of agricultural activity the applicant intends to engage in or is engaged in; and
    • the location of the place for the agricultural activity
  3. Fill up the appropriate application form as described by the Municipal council or Town council/Division/City Authority,
  4. The issuance of a permit shall depend on whether an urban agricultural activity is listed by the Council. Therefore the applicant should take keen interest to ensure that the activity is among those listed a by the council during the filling of the application.
  5. The Council shall not issue a permit in respect of any urban agricultural activity that a person intends to engage in, unless the activity has been listed by the Council as one of the activities that a person may carry out in the City.
  6. After filling the form proceed to pay the prescribed fee, the fees payable in respect of the issuance of an urban agricultural permit shall be a nominal fee to be determined by the Council.
  7. Submit the dully filled in form attached with pay slip to the council Officer in charge of the Agriculture.
  8. Upon receipt of an application for an urban agricultural permit or licence, the Council shall within thirty days from the date of receipt of the application:
    • Cause the premises concerned to be inspected by production officer, who shall make a report of the premises to the Council.
    • Any presentations made on the report by the owner or occupier of the premises.
  9. If the report submitted is accepted by the council the applicant can collect the urban agricultural permit certificate from Town clerk of the Municipality or Division/City Authority where your application was submitted within 2 days from the date the application was received at municipality in case there is no rejection.
  10. The Council shall maintain a register of all persons issued with permits or licence carrying out urban agriculture in the City.
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Required Documents[edit]

  • Applicant should obtain Clearance from the Municipality or Division/City Authority
  • Original Land certificate of registration (Applicant names)
  • certificate of incorporation for a (Company)
  • Applicant should obtain clearance from MAAIF.
  • Original municipality receipt for the previous year.
  • Original trading License for the previous year for already existing Agriculture Activity.
  • Report on nature of Agriculture Activity.


Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries. (MAAIF)
Directorate of Animal Resources/Commissioner for Animal Health
Department of Animal Health.
Plot 16-18 Lugard Avenue, Entebbe
P.O. Box 102 Entebbe, Uganda
Tel: +256 414 320 004 /+256-414-322026
Email: ps@agriculture.go.ug/info@agriculture.go.ug
Email: fishery@imul.com
Website:Ministry of Agriculture

Website: of fisheries resources

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

Gulu Municipal Council HQ
C/O District Local Government Airport road
P.O.BOX 201 Gulu
Phone: +256 751000910
Email Address: Gulumnc@gmail.com

Mbarara Municipal Council HQ
Council Building (White House)
District Local Government Plot No,12 Galt Road,Mbarara
P. O. Box 290, Mbarara, Uganda.
Phone: +256 485420955
Website:Mbarara Municipality

Jinja Municipal Council HQ
Town Hall.
Mpumudde/Kimaka,Avenue.
District Local Government Busoga Square
P.O Box 720, Jinja, Uganda
Email Address: info@jinja.go.ug


Entebbe Municipal Council HQ
District Local Government Circular Road, Plot 2A Entebbe.
P.O Box 32 Entebbe, Uganda
Phone: +256 772 489 466
Email Address: info@entebbe.go.ug
Website:Entebbe Municipality

Bushenyi District Local Government
District Local Government Mbarara - Kasese road.
P.O Box 01 Bushenyi, Uganda
Phone: +256-485-43575
Email Address: info@bushenyi.go.ug
Website:Bushenyi Municipality

Lira Municipal Council HQ
District Local Government Lira - Gulu Road.
P.O.Box 49, Lira, Uganda
Phone: +256(0473) 420219
Email Address:
Website:Lira Municipality

Kasese District Local Government
District Local Government Rukooki, Kasese
P.O Box 250, Rukooki, Kasese, Uganda
Phone: +256 392888974
Email Address: info@kasese.go.ug / kasese1@gmail.com
Website:Kasese Municipality

Kitgum Municipal Council HQ
District Local Government Achua County Kitgum
P.O Box 28,Kitgum, Uganda
Phone:++256-772-356-866
Email Address:info@kitgummunicipalcouncil.go.ug
Website:Kitgum Municipal council


Mubende District Local Government
District Local Government Mubende town
P.O Box 93,Mubende Uganda
Phone: +256-392080149
Email Address: mubende@yahoo.com


Hoima Municipal Council HQ
District Local Government Hoima, Kampala Road
P.O.Box 149, Hoima, Uganda
Phone: +256 772 566776
Email Address: info@hoimamunicipal.go.ug
contact Link

Kira Municipal Council
P.O Box 25749, Kampala, Uganda
Phone:+256 0414696923
Email: info@kiramc.go.ug
Website:Kira Municipal Council

Nansana Municipal Council HQ
District Local Government Nansana Town Wakiso
P.O Box 7218, Kampala Uganda
Phone: +256 702 459893, +256 704 308272
Email Address: info@nansana.go.ug

Masaka Municipal Council HQ
District Local Government Plot 11 Elgin Street
P.O.BOX 201 Masaka
Phone:+256-481-432596
Email Address: mskmuncou@gmail.com
contact Link

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Eligibility[edit]

All persons interested in Urban and commercial Agriculture are Eligible provide they meet the requirements of the Ministry of Agriculture Animal industries and Fisheries and Council requirements

Fees[edit]

The fees payable in respect of an urban agriculture licence shall be determined by the Council from time to time and shall depend on, among other things, the type and size of enterprise.

Validity[edit]

Valid for 1 Year.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

SECOND SCHEDULE
Paragraph 4
The Republic of Uganda

URBAN AGRICULTURAL PERMIT

(The Local Governments (Kampala City Council) (Urban Agriculture) Ordinance, 2006)

Permit No. ...........................................

Name of Permit holder .................................

Name of listed activity ................................
Premises situated at ........................... are hereby licensed to be used for an urban agricultural activity.

This Permit expires on the ............ day of .., 20....

Dated at Kampala this ........ day of ...., 20......

..........................................
Town clerk


THIRD SCHEDULE

The Republic of Uganda

URBAN AGRICULTURAL LICENCE
(The Local Governments (Kampala City Council) (Urban Agriculture) Ordinance, 2006)
Licence No. .......................................

Name of Licensee ..................................

Premises situated at ................ are hereby licensed to be used for a commercial urban agricultural activity.

This licence expires on the day of .......... 20.....

Dated at Kampala this ........ day of .........20......

..........................................
Town Clerk



Processing Time[edit]

Maximum processing time 30 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]

Any person who, knowingly makes any false statement, for the purpose of

  • Procuring an urban agricultural permit under this Ordinance; or
  • Procuring, whether for himself or herself or any other person, the entry of any agricultural activity in a register of urban agricultural permits or licenses, commits an offence.

Required Information[edit]

  • the name of the applicant;
  • the address of the applicant;
  • the nature of agricultural activity the applicant intends to engage in or is engaged in; and
  • the location of the place for the agricultural activity.


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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]

A person shall not, without prior permission from the Council, engage in commercial urban agriculture in any of the following areas—

  • a road reserve within the meaning of the Roads Act;
  • a wetland as defined by the National Environment Act;
  • a greenbelt gazetted by the Council;
  • a park gazetted by the Council;
  • an abandoned landfill as gazetted by the Council or any other area designated by the Council as a toxic area;
  • an area less than ten feet away from an open drainage channel gazetted by the Council; or any other area that Council may specify.

Where in the opinion of the Council, the existence of an agricultural activity is detrimental to public health or to the environment, the Council may order the agricultural activity to be closed and forbid the sale of any produce or product of that agricultural activity for a period to be specified in the order.

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]

External Link

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Others[edit]

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