‘POPULISM’ VISITS AFRICA: The case of Yoweri Museveni and no-party Democracy in Uganda

The widespread adoption of electoral politics in virtually all world regions during the last part of the twentieth century has been accompanied by the emergence, in a number of reformed countries, of a new form of leadership.

As the political space was formally opened up and state leadership crucially came to depend on electoral appeals for social support, many wouldbe leaders decided to set themselves apart by contesting for power on the basis of a strong
anti-political and anti-party discourse.

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THE COOPERATIVE SOCIETIES ACT.

1. Interpretation.

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—
(a) “agricultural produce” means the produce of farms, gardens, orchards and forests, including all dairy produce and all products of animal husbandry, and shall be deemed to include all the products of fishes and fishing and peasant handicrafts;

(b) “apex society” means a registered society under this Act, the membership of which is restricted to cooperative unions and includes a society established to serve the cooperative movement by providing facilities for banking, insurance and the supply of goods or services;

(c) “board” means the Board of Directors of the Uganda Cooperative Alliance Ltd.;

(d) “bonus” means a share of the surplus of a registered society divided among its members in proportion to the volume of business done with the society by them from which the surplus of the society was derived;

(e) “byelaws” means the registered byelaws made by a society in the exercise of any power conferred by this Act, and includes a registered amendment of those byelaws;

(f) “commissioner” means the commissioner for cooperative development and includes the deputy commissioners for cooperative development when acting for the commissioner;

(g) “committee” means the governing body of a registered society to which the management of its affairs is entrusted and includes a board of directors;

(h) “cooperative union” means a registered society under this Act, the membership of which is restricted to primary societies;

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THE COOPERATIVE SOCIETIES ACT. Commencement;15 November, 1991

1. Interpretation.
in this Act, unless the context otherwise requires–

(a) “agricultural produce” means the produce of farms. gardens. orchards and forests. including all dairy produce and all products of animal husbandry, and shall be deemed to include all the products of fishes and fishing and peasant handicrafts;

(b) ” apex society” means a registered society under this Act. the membership of which is restricted to cooperative unions and includes a society established to serve the cooperative movement by providing facilities for banking, insurance and the supply of goods or services;

(c) ” board” means the Board of Directors of the Uganda Cooperative Alliance Ltd.;

(d) ” bonus” means a share of the surplus of a registered society divided among it’s members in proportion to the volume of business done with the society by them from which the surplus of the society was derived;

(e) ” bylaws” means the registered byelaws made by a society in the exercise of any power conferred by this Act, and includes a registered amendment of those bylaws;

(f) ” commissioner” means the commissioner for cooperative development and includes the deputy commissioners for cooperative development when acting for the commissioner;

(g) ” committee” means the governing body of a registered society to which the management of its affairs is entrusted and includes a board of directors;

(h) ” cooperative union” means a registered society under this Act, the membership of which is restricted to primary societies;

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