MALAWI:   LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, 1998                                                     MALAWI SDNP
 

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS  

SECTION 

PART I - PRELIMINARY  

1.                Short Title and Commencement  
2.                Interpretation  

PART II - LOCAL GOVERNMENT  

Division 1 - Objectives and Areas 

3.            Objectives of  Local Government  
4.            Local Government  

Division 2 - Constitution and Functions 

5.            Composition of the Assembly  
6.            Function of the Assembly 
7.            Chairman of the Assembly  
8.            Procedure at Meetings of the Assembly  
9.            Mayor and Deputy Mayor  
10.          Elected Members  
11.          Designation of Head of the Assembly Secretariat  

PART III - PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASSEMBLY  

12           Disclosure of Interest 
13.          Procedure 

PART IV - DISCHARGE OF FUNCTIONS 

14.           Service Committees 
15.           Delegation to Committees  
16.           Appointment of Committees  
17.           Expenses of joint committees  
18.           Disability from voting on account of pecuniary interests 
19.           Standing Orders  
20.           Monitoring of Assembly Decisions  
21.           Prohibition Orders  
22.           Evidence of Resolutions 
23.           Admission to Meetings   

PART V - POWERS OF THE ASSEMBLY 

24.            General Powers 
25.            Staff Regulations 
26.            Remuneration of Officers 
27.            Secondment of Public Officers 
28.            Secondment and Exchange of Staff 
29.            Security in Relation to Officers 
30.            Appointments to be on Merit 
31.            Members not to be employees 
32.            Disclosure of Interest by Employees, etc. 
33.            Oath of Secrecy 
34.            Acquisition of Land by Agreement 
35.            Disposal of Land 
36.            General Provision on Land Transactions 
37.            Supply of Goods and Services 
38.            Contracts 
39.            Contribution to Concurrent expenditure 
40.            Powers in Respect to Emergencies or Disasters 
41.            Acceptance of Gifts of Property 
42.            Provision of Information 
43.            Subscription to Associations 

PART VI - FINANCIAL PROVISION 

44.            Sources of Revenue 
45.            Secretariat of the Local Government Finance Committee 
46.            General Fund and Speial Funds 
47.            Assembly to Open Bank Occount 
48.            Overdrafts 
49.            Power to Borrow 
50.            Investment of Funds 
51.            Annual and Supplementary Estimates 
52.            Rellocation of Approved Estimates 
53.            Accounts 
54.            Audit of Accounts 
55.            Local Government Finance Committee may disallow or surcharge 
56.            Power of Minister to give Financial Instructions 
57.            External Assistance 
58.            Assistance fro Non-Government Organisations 
59.            Financial Year 
60.            Superannation and Retirement Provisions 

PART VII - VALUATION AND RATING  

61.            Applicaiton 
62.            Definitions 
63.            Assesable Property 
64.            Levy on Fixed Sums 
65.            Prepartion of Valuation Rolls 
66.            Supplementary Valuation 
67.            Valuer 
68.            Method of Valuation 
69.            Supplementary Valuation Roll to be Part of Main Roll 
70.            Alteration of Valauation 
71.            Correction of Errors 
72.            Effective Date of Supplementary Valuation Rolls 
73.            Powers of Entry 
74.            Provision of Information to Valuers 
75.            Deposit of Valuation Rolls 
76.            Objection to Valuation Rolls 
77.            Valuation Rolls to be Conclusive Evidence 
78.            Payment of Rates Pending the hearing of an objection or an appeal 
79.            Duty to Levy Rates 
80.            Period of Rate 
81.            Date on which Rate is Payable 
82.            Notice of Rate 
83.            Remission of Rate 
84.            Exempted Properties 
85.            Government to Pay Rates 
86.            Payment of Rates 
87.            Liability for Rates 
88.            Rates Records 
89.            Evidence of Rates 
90.            Rates to be a Change upon the Property 
91.            Seizure of Property in Default 

PART VIII - GENERAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE ASSEMBLY  

92.            Legal Proceedings 
93.            Documents and Notices, etc 
94.            Inspection of Documents 
95.            Copies of Documents 
96.            Reports and Returns 
97.            Service of Notices on the Assembly 
98.            Public Notices 
99.            Service of Notices by the Assembly 
100.          Authenitcation of Documents 
101.          Powers of Entry 
102.          Obstruction of Officers on Duty 
103.          By-laws 
104.          Procedure for By-laws 
105.          Offence against By-laws 
106.          Evidence of By-laws 
107.          Computation of Time 

PART IX - MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS  

108.        Status 
109.        Honorary Appointments 
110.        Inquires 
111.        Transfer of Staff 
112.        Penalties 
113.        Expenses 
114.        Repeals and Savings 

  
MALAWI:   LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, 1998                                                     MALAWI SDNP

 

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