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Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment of South Sudan (MOCII)

 

The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment of South Sudan has the mandate to promote investment within and into South Sudan. To facilitate execution of this mandate it has established the South Sudan Investment Authority.

 

The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment guides one through the process of obtaining all relevant licenses and permits. It is only through obtaining the investor certificate from or register investment at the Ministry that one can then be entitled to receive all other permits and licenses to become fully operational. The process is automatic once one has been granted the investor certificate or registered investment at the Ministry.

 

Functions of Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment of South Sudan

  • To actively promote investments into South Sudan
  • To initiate and support measures to improve the investment climate in South Sudan
  • To collect, analyze and disseminate information on existing investment opportunities
  • To brand and project the image of South Sudan as an attractive destination for investors
  • To advise the Government of South Sudan on investment policy.

 

Investment Promotion Act

The Investment Promotion Act, 2009 that was established to provide for the promotion and facilitation of investment in South Sudan and the creation of the administrative, operational and government framework of the South Sudan Investment Authority.

South Sudan investment Authority

Objectives of the Authority

  • The objects of the Authority shall be to encourage and promote domestic and foreign investments in Southern Sudan, in order to;
  • effectively strengthen and diversify the economy of Southern Sudan
  • promote surplus production, economic growth and development, realize self sufficiency and creation of surplus for export
  • generate and regulate employment, directly or indirectly for Southern Sudanese through multiplier effect
  • contribute towards the realization of economic co-operation and integration with regional and international communities
  • regulate and contribute towards poverty eradication and
  • Promote and develop sustainable utilization of natural resources of Southern Sudan.
  • The Authority shall be the Government agency responsible for promotion of investments in South Sudan and shall facilitate all investment activities to which this Act applies

Functions of the South Sudan investment Authority

  • actively promote investments into South Sudan, and shall;
  • initiate and support measures that will enhance the investment climate for both national and non-national enterprises and persons;
  • collect, collate, analyze and efficiently disseminate information about investment opportunities and sources of investment capital, incentives available to investors and the investment climate;
  • keep records of all enterprises to which this Act is applicable;
  • initiate, organize and develop image-building activities to represent Southern Sudan as an ideal investment destination and engage in such other promotional activities for investments;
  • provide advice to the Government on investment policy in general, and where appropriate, focus economic sectors for investment encouragement; and
  • promote decentralization of investment activities in accordance with the development policies of the Government of Southern Sudan;
  • provide facilitation services to investors interested to invest in Southern Sudan, and shall;
  • assist investors by providing support services, including assistance to procure authorizations and permits required for the establishment and operation of enterprises; and
  • facilitate and coordinate between public and private sector on investment related matters; and
  • Receive and process applications for investment certificates.

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Regulatory Framework Agriculture

Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources
The ministry is responsible for initiating, developing and managing suitable programs of transformation and modernization of agriculture and livestock to ensure food security and to contribute to the national economy.

The National Agricultural Policy
The policy amended in 2004 gives a road map of how to move agriculture sector from subsistence to market oriented production that will result in both economic growth and increased food security.

Institutions in Agriculture Sector

National Agricultural Research Institute (I.S.A.R)
This is the national research institution responsible for conducting agricultural research in order to transform subsistence to commercial agriculture through regionalization, intensification and specialization of agricultural production.

Rwanda Agriculture Development Authority (R.A.D.A)
Rwanda Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) was approved by the government cabinet in July 2005 with the responsibility of ensuring the implementation of the policy for crop production and management issues and enabling the attainment of the target vision of the sector.

Rwanda Animal Resources Development Authority (R.A.R.D.A)
RARDA contributes towards the growth of animal production through the development of appropriate technologies, providing advisory, outreach and extension services to stakeholders in the animal resources sector including provinces, districts and NGO.

Rwanda Horticulture Development Authority (RHODA)
RHODA was created under Law no.40/2006 of 30/9/2006 with a mandate of assessing the potential of the sector and introduces new crops. The goal was to seek ways of growing fresh produce to the level of tea and coffee. RADA’s headquarters are based in Kigali City.

OCIR (Rwanda tea and Rwanda cafe)
OCIR was established in 1964 with aim of supervising coffee related activities in the country, from production to commercialization and recently been reviewed to concentrate mainly on policy formulation and implementation, with particular emphasis on developing professionalism within the coffee industry as well as marketing and promoting Rwanda coffee.

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The Medical and Dental Practitioners Act is the governing law for all medical practitioners in Uganda
The law provides for the establishment of The Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council (UMDPC)
Charged with the responsibility of  regulating the medical officers and Dental surgeons.

The objectives of UMDPC  are to as follows:
•    Keeping up-to-date registers of qualified doctors and dentists
•    Fostering good medical practices
•    Promoting high standards of medical education
•    Dealing firmly and fairly with doctors whose fitness to practice is in doubt.

Membership
The UMDPC has a registrar and under Section 8 of the Medical and Dental Practitioners Act, it provides that the
Functions of the registrar shall be:

•    To keep and maintain, on behalf of the council, registers of medical and dental practitioners in the forms set out in the
•    To make necessary alterations and corrections in the registers in relation to any entry as may be directed by the council;
•    To remove from the register—
•    The name of any person ordered to be removed in accordance with this Act;
•    The name of a deceased practitioner;
•    Any entry which might have been incorrectly or fraudulently made in the register;
•    With the consent of the person concerned, the name of a person who has ceased to practise;
•    To reinstate any name removed from the register at the request of the person concerned and payment of the prescribed fee;
•    On behalf of the council, to inspect and have full access to all medical and dental health units, acting in accordance with the provisions of this Act;
•    To record or cause to be recorded all minutes of meetings of the council and its committees and to keep all records and documents of the council;
•    To have the custody of the seal of the council;
•    To carry on any other function that may be assigned by the Council.

1)    In addition to the functions under subsection (1), the registrar shall, subject to the general control of the council, be responsible for the funds and property of the council and for the day-to-day administration of the affairs of the council and of the secretariat and for the control of the staff of the council.
2)    The chairperson may, from time to time, in writing, require the registrar to submit a report on any matter affecting the affairs of the council, and the registrar shall comply.
3)    The registrar shall, within three months after the end of each financial year, submit to the council a general report on the affairs and activities of the council.

Section 17 of Medical and Dental Practitioners Act also provides that:

Eligibility for registration.
(1) A person holding any of the following minimum qualifications shall be eligible for registration in the appropriate category to which his or her qualifications relate—
(a) A degree of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery or
     Bachelor of Dental Surgery granted by a university established in Uganda by law;
(b) A medical or dental qualification recognised by the council for the purposes of registration.
(2) In addition to the qualifications provided under subsection (1), a person applying for registration shall satisfy the Council that he or she has acquired experience by satisfactorily serving a full-time internship in a hospital approved by the Council.
(3) In the case of a person holding a qualification other than a qualification obtained from a university established in
Uganda by law, the Council may accept experience it may consider to be equivalent to the experience specified under subsection (2) if that person produces a certificate of registration which entitled him or her to practise in that country where he or she was registered.
(4) Where a person applying for registration is not a citizen of Uganda and has a qualification obtained from a university established in Uganda by law or any other university approved by the council, that person shall obtain a temporary registration as may be prescribed by the council.

Source: http://umdpc.com/uploads/medical%20and%20dental%20practioners%20act%20Chapter_272.pdf

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Regulatory Framework

The Medical and Dental Practitioners Act is the governing law for all medical practitioners in Uganda
The law provides for the establishment of The Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council (UMDPC)
Charged with the responsibility of  regulating the medical officers and Dental surgeons.

The objectives of UMDPC  are to as follows:
•    Keeping up-to-date registers of qualified doctors and dentists
•    Fostering good medical practices
•    Promoting high standards of medical education
•    Dealing firmly and fairly with doctors whose fitness to practice is in doubt.

Membership
The UMDPC has a registrar and under Section 8 of the Medical and Dental Practitioners Act, it provides that the
Functions of the registrar shall be:

•    To keep and maintain, on behalf of the council, registers of medical and dental practitioners in the forms set out in the
•    To make necessary alterations and corrections in the registers in relation to any entry as may be directed by the council;
•    To remove from the register—
•    The name of any person ordered to be removed in accordance with this Act;
•    The name of a deceased practitioner;
•    Any entry which might have been incorrectly or fraudulently made in the register;
•    With the consent of the person concerned, the name of a person who has ceased to practise;
•    To reinstate any name removed from the register at the request of the person concerned and payment of the prescribed fee;
•    On behalf of the council, to inspect and have full access to all medical and dental health units, acting in accordance with the provisions of this Act;
•    To record or cause to be recorded all minutes of meetings of the council and its committees and to keep all records and documents of the council;
•    To have the custody of the seal of the council;
•    To carry on any other function that may be assigned by the Council.

1)    In addition to the functions under subsection (1), the registrar shall, subject to the general control of the council, be responsible for the funds and property of the council and for the day-to-day administration of the affairs of the council and of the secretariat and for the control of the staff of the council.
2)    The chairperson may, from time to time, in writing, require the registrar to submit a report on any matter affecting the affairs of the council, and the registrar shall comply.
3)    The registrar shall, within three months after the end of each financial year, submit to the council a general report on the affairs and activities of the council.

Section 17 of Medical and Dental Practitioners Act also provides that:

Eligibility for registration.
(1) A person holding any of the following minimum qualifications shall be eligible for registration in the appropriate category to which his or her qualifications relate—
(a) A degree of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery or
     Bachelor of Dental Surgery granted by a university established in Uganda by law;
(b) A medical or dental qualification recognised by the council for the purposes of registration.
(2) In addition to the qualifications provided under subsection (1), a person applying for registration shall satisfy the Council that he or she has acquired experience by satisfactorily serving a full-time internship in a hospital approved by the Council.
(3) In the case of a person holding a qualification other than a qualification obtained from a university established in
Uganda by law, the Council may accept experience it may consider to be equivalent to the experience specified under subsection (2) if that person produces a certificate of registration which entitled him or her to practise in that country where he or she was registered.
(4) Where a person applying for registration is not a citizen of Uganda and has a qualification obtained from a university established in Uganda by law or any other university approved by the council, that person shall obtain a temporary registration as may be prescribed by the council.

Source: http://umdpc.com/uploads/medical%20and%20dental%20practioners%20act%20Chapter_272.pdf

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The Medical and Dental Practitioners Act is the governing law for all medical practitioners in Uganda
The law provides for the establishment of The Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council (UMDPC)
Charged with the responsibility of  regulating the medical officers and Dental surgeons.

The objectives of UMDPC  are to as follows:
•    Keeping up-to-date registers of qualified doctors and dentists
•    Fostering good medical practices
•    Promoting high standards of medical education
•    Dealing firmly and fairly with doctors whose fitness to practice is in doubt.

Membership
The UMDPC has a registrar and under Section 8 of the Medical and Dental Practitioners Act, it provides that the
Functions of the registrar shall be:

•    To keep and maintain, on behalf of the council, registers of medical and dental practitioners in the forms set out in the
•    To make necessary alterations and corrections in the registers in relation to any entry as may be directed by the council;
•    To remove from the register—
•    The name of any person ordered to be removed in accordance with this Act;
•    The name of a deceased practitioner;
•    Any entry which might have been incorrectly or fraudulently made in the register;
•    With the consent of the person concerned, the name of a person who has ceased to practise;
•    To reinstate any name removed from the register at the request of the person concerned and payment of the prescribed fee;
•    On behalf of the council, to inspect and have full access to all medical and dental health units, acting in accordance with the provisions of this Act;
•    To record or cause to be recorded all minutes of meetings of the council and its committees and to keep all records and documents of the council;
•    To have the custody of the seal of the council;
•    To carry on any other function that may be assigned by the Council.

1)    In addition to the functions under subsection (1), the registrar shall, subject to the general control of the council, be responsible for the funds and property of the council and for the day-to-day administration of the affairs of the council and of the secretariat and for the control of the staff of the council.
2)    The chairperson may, from time to time, in writing, require the registrar to submit a report on any matter affecting the affairs of the council, and the registrar shall comply.
3)    The registrar shall, within three months after the end of each financial year, submit to the council a general report on the affairs and activities of the council.

Section 17 of Medical and Dental Practitioners Act also provides that:

Eligibility for registration.
(1) A person holding any of the following minimum qualifications shall be eligible for registration in the appropriate category to which his or her qualifications relate—
(a) A degree of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery or
Bachelor of Dental Surgery granted by a university established in Uganda by law;
(b) A medical or dental qualification recognised by the council for the purposes of registration.
(2) In addition to the qualifications provided under subsection (1), a person applying for registration shall satisfy the Council that he or she has acquired experience by satisfactorily serving a full-time internship in a hospital approved by the Council.
(3) In the case of a person holding a qualification other than a qualification obtained from a university established in
Uganda by law, the Council may accept experience it may consider to be equivalent to the experience specified under subsection (2) if that person produces a certificate of registration which entitled him or her to practise in that country where he or she was registered.
(4) Where a person applying for registration is not a citizen of Uganda and has a qualification obtained from a university established in Uganda by law or any other university approved by the council, that person shall obtain a temporary registration as may be prescribed by the council.

Source: http://umdpc.com/uploads/medical%20and%20dental%20practioners%20act%20Chapter_272.pdf

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