MILK BOARD ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

PART I

ESTABLISHMENT OF MILK BOARD

2. Establishment of Milk Board.

3. Common seal of the Board.

4. Constitution of Board.

5. Remuneration of members of the Board.

6. Appointment of officers and servants.

7. Contracts.

8. Delegation of functions and powers of Board.

PART II

FUNCTIONS AND POWERS OF THE BOARD

9. Functions of the Board.

10. Power of Board to establish its own departments.

11. Power of Board to sell property.

12. Assistance to local authorities and other bodies.

13. Power to raise loans.

14. Power to make rules.

PART III

FINANCE AND ACCOUNTS

15. Fund and general reserve of the Board.

16. Accounts of the Board.

17. Audit.

18. Auditor's report.

19. Receipts of Board.

20. Application of profits.

21. Investment of general reserve.

PART IV

MISCELLANEOUS

22. Local Authorities.

23. Minister's directions to the Board.

24. Interpretation.

12 of 1954,

28 of 1955,

9 of 1957,

18 of 1964.

AN ACT to provide for the constitution of a Board to establish and maintain facilities and services for the efficient and cheap production and marketing of milk, to promote the establishment and maintenance of such facilities and services by local authorities and other bodies and persons and to provide for matters incidental to or connected therewith.

[Date of Commencement: 23rd July, 1954]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Milk Board Act.

PART I

ESTABLISHMENT OF MILK BOARD

2. Establishment of Milk Board.

(1) A Board to be called the Milk Board (in this Act referred to as "the Board”) is hereby established for the purposes of this Act.

(2) The Board shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal and may sue and be sued in its corporate name.

3. Common seal of the Board.

The common seal of the Board shall be officially and judicially noticed and shall be kept by such person and in such manner as the Board may, from time to time, determine. The seal shall not be used except by the authority of the Board and in the presence of at least two members thereof who shall sign the document to which the seal is affixed.

4. Constitution of Board.

(1) The Board shall consist of seven members appointed by the Minister, one of whom shall be an officer of the General Treasury nominated by the Minister in charge of the subject of Finance. The Minister shall appoint one of the members to be the Chairman of the Board.

[S 4(1) subs by s 2 of Act 9 of 1957.]

(2) A person shall be disqualified for appointment as a member of the Board or for continuing as a member of the Board;

(a) if he is a Member of Parliament; or

(b) if he has, directly or indirectly, any interest in a subsisting contract with, or in any work being done for, the Board except as a shareholder (other than a director) in an incorporated company consisting of more than twenty-five members.

(3) Where a member of the Board is a shareholder (other than a director) in an incorporated company referred to in subsection (2)(b) which has entered into any contract with, or is doing any work for, the Board, he shall disclose to the Minister the nature and the extent of the shares held by him in such company.

(4) The Minister may, if he thinks it expedient to do so, remove, by Order published in the Gazette, any member of the Board from office without reason stated.

(5) Any member of the Board in respect of whom an Order under subsection (4) is made by the Minister shall vacate his office on the date of the publication of such Order in the Gazette.

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