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Definition – “Stamp duty is a tax raised by requiring stamps sold by the government to be affixed to designated documents, thus forming part of the perpetual revenue, “Blacks law Dictionary Eighth Edition at page 1441. “A fifth branch of the perpetual revenue consists in the stamp duties, which are tax imposed upon all parchment and paper whereon any legal proceedings, or private instruments of almost any nature whatsoever are written; and also upon licenses…. and pamphlets containing less than six sheets of paper. These imposts are very various, according to the nature of the thing stamped, rising gradually from a penny to ten pounds.” 1 William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England 312-13 (1765) Stamp Duty is governed by the Stamps Act Cap 342 of 2002 and the Stamps Amendment Act No 12 of 2002.
The Transport Licencing Board
Transport Licensing Board (TLB) is a statutory body established by an Act of Parliament, under the Traffic and Road Safety Act, 1998. The Act provides for the composition of the Board as follows: 1.Board Chairman,
2.The Inspector General of Police or his representative
3.The Chairperson of National Road Safety Council (NRSC)
4.The Solicitor General or his representative
5.The Director of Transport in the Ministry responsible for Transport or his representative 6.Two representatives of the motor industry, and
7.Two representatives of the travel industry.
8.The Board Secretary
The Board is appointed by the Hon. Minister of Works and Transport. The Board Secretary is a Public officer and other staff as may be necessary for the efficient performance of the functions of the Board. The Secretariat
This is based in Kampala at Old Port bell Road. The Secretariat coordinates all matters concerning Board activities including Regional Offices. Regional Offices
These were opened in 2003 and are functional. The purpose is to bring services nearer to the people in line with Government's policy of decentralizing services. These include: Mbale, Fort portal and Mbarara. At...