Can an NGO Own a company or business name?

Okida Charles made this Access to Information request to Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB)

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From: Okida Charles

Dear Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB),

We have a registered NGO (Still company limited by guarantee). We have humanitarian causes that need heavy funding but we can't rely only on donations. So we want to open up an income generating business, but we are not sure how to register it, whether as a company or a business name OWNED by the NGO, officially.

1. Is it possible for a company or business to be legally and officially owned by the NGO? What would the process for registering this be?
2. Will the business or company be liable to taxes? or is there a limit or condition that leads some activities to be taxed?

Yours faithfully,

Okida Charles,
Kampala.

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From: Okida Charles

Dear Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB),

By law, the agency should normally have responded promptly and by October 09, 2019.

Yours faithfully,

Okida Charles

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