1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

   3.   Application of this Act to a former President

   4.   Salary, pension and benefits of the President, etc.

   5.   Circumstances when benefits, etc., not payable or available to a former President or former Vice-President

   6.   Death of the President, etc.


26 of 1994
19 of 1995
7 of 2002

An Act to provide for the salary, benefits, pension and other retirement benefits of the President, Vice-President, former Presidents and former Vice-Presidents of the Republic of Malawi and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto


1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Presidents (Salaries and Benefits) Act.

2.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   “former President” or “former Vice-President” means the person who was duly elected and took office as President, or, as the case may be, who was duly appointed and took office as Vice-President, of the Republic of Malawi;

   “Vice-President” means First Vice-President and Second Vice-President.

3.   Application of this Act to a former President

   The application of this Act shall extend to any former President who ceased to hold office before the commencement of this Act and shall so apply retrospectively to the date he ceased to hold office.

4.   Salary, pension and benefits of the President, etc.

   (1) Subject to the other provisions of this Act—

   (a)   the President shall be entitled to—

      (i)    such salary, which shall be tax-free, as Parliament may, from time to time, appropriate to him;

      (ii)   the benefits and facilities specified in Part I of the Schedule;

   (b)   the Vice-President shall be entitled to the salary, benefits and facilities specified in Part II of the Schedule;

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