National Council

Umbrella organization of all Youth in Uganda between the ages of 18-30 years.

Section 2 of the National Youth Council Act 1993 provides for the establishment of a National Council to be known as the National Youth Council. The Council shall be a body corporate, shall have perpetual succession and a common seal and may sue and be sued in its corporate name. 

The National Council is the main policy-making body of the Council. Under Section 5(1) of the National Youth Council Amendment Act 2003, the Council shall consist of the following; -

  1. the National Youth Executive Committee;
  2. The Chairperson of every district Youth Council;
  3. The secretary for Female youth at the district level
  4. The secretary for finance at the District level
  5. Eight representatives of Non-governmental organizations involved in youth activities nominated on a regional basis by the National Executive Committee in consultation with the Non-Governmental Organizations Board;
  6. A representative of youth persons with disabilities
  7. Four students’ representatives elected by the Uganda National Students Association, two of whom shall be female and one from a secondary school;
  8. The Executive Secretary of the National Youth Council;
  9. Members of Parliament Representing the Youth

This Section further provides for special membership of the Council in paragraphs (e), (h) and (i) of subsection (1) who shall be ex-officio members and shall participate in the deliberations of the Council without a deciding vote”.