BULLETIN 2017 – NUMBER OF ACTS ENACTED – 19

NEW LEGISLATIONS

1. AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FUND (AGRICULTURAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND YOUTH IN AGRIBUSINESS PROJECT) LOAN (AUTHORIZATION) ACT (ACT 1 OF 2017)

An Act to authorise Government to borrow from the African Development Fund sums of money in various convertible currencies not exceeding in the aggregate the equivalent of sixteen million Units of Account (UA16,000,000).

Date of Commencement: 11th January, 2017.

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2. EXPORT AND IMPORT OF BANK OF CHINA (NATIONAL FIBRE BACKBONE PROJECT) LOAN (AUTHORIZATION) ACT (ACT 2 OF 2017)

An Act to authorise Government to borrow from the Export and Import Bank of China sums of money in various convertible currencies not exceeding in the aggregate the equivalent of one hundred and sixty million Renminbi (160,000,000).

Date of Commencement: 11th January, 2017.

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3. INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION (MALAWI DROUGHT RECOVERY AND RESILIENCE) (AUTHORIZATION) ACT (ACT 3 OF 2017)

An Act to authorise the Government to receive from the International Development Association sums of money in various currencies not exceeding in the aggregate the equivalent of seventy four million, six hundred thousand Special Drawing Rights (SDR 74,600,000).

Date of Commencement: 11th January, 2017.

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4. INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION (SECOND ADDITIONAL FINANCING FOR STRENGTHENING SAFETY NETS SYSTEMS PROJECT-FOURTH MALAWI SOCIAL ACTION FUND (MASAF IV) LOAN (AUTHORIZATION) ACT (ACT 4 OF 2017)

An Act to authorise the Government to borrow from the International Development Association sums of money in various currencies not exceeding in the aggregate the equivalent of fifty million, two hundred thousand Special Drawing Rights (SDR 50,200,000).

Date of Commencement: 11th January, 2017.

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5. NATIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION ACT (ACT 12 OF 2017)

An Act to provide for the establishment of the National Planning Commission and matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.

Date of Commencement: 2nd May, 2017.

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6. ACCESS TO INFORMATION ACT (ACT 13 OF 2017)

An Act to provide for the right of access to information in the custody of public bodies and relevant private bodies; the processes and procedures related to obtaining that information; and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Date of Commencement: On Notice.

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7. FINANCIAL CRIMES ACT (ACT 14 OF 2017)

An Act to establish an independent and autonomous Financial Intelligence Authority; to better prevent, investigate and combat financial and related or consequential crimes; to enable the tracing, identification, tracking, freezing, seizure or confiscation of proceeds of crimes; and to provide for connected and incidental matters.

Date of Commencement: 17th February, 2017.

Repeals the Money Laundering Proceeds of Serious Crime and Terrorist Financing Act.

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8. EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK (NORTHERN REGION WATER BOARD WATER EFFICIENCY PROJECT) LOAN (AUTHORIZATION) ACT (ACT 16 OF 2017)

An Act to authorize the Government to borrow from the European Investment Bank a credit in an amount not exceeding twenty million five hundred thousand Euro (Euro 20, 500,000).

Date of Commencement: 7th April, 2017.

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9. AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FUND (JOBS FOR YOUTH PROJECT) LOAN (AUTHORIZATION) ACT (ACT 17 OF 2017)

An Act to authorize the Government to borrow from the African Development Fund, in various convertible currencies, other than the currency of the borrower, not exceeding the equivalent of Seven Million Five Hundred and Twenty Thousand Units of Account (UA 7, 520,000).

Date of Commencement: 7th April, 2017.

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10. ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT ACT (ACT 19 OF 2017)

An Act to make provision for the protection and management of the environment; the conservation and sustainable utilization of natural resources and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.

Date of Commencement: On Notice.

Repeals the Environment Management Act.

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AMENDING LEGISLATIONS

1. FORESTRY (AMENDMENT) ACT (ACT 5 OF 2017)

An Act to amend the Forestry Act.

Date of Commencement: On Notice.

Amends: ss 2, 26, 30 and 32.

See: Forestry Act.

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2. MALAWI HOUSING CORPORATION ACT (ACT 6 OF 2017)

An Act to amend the Malawi Housing Corporation Act.

Date of Commencement: On Notice.

Subs: s 12.

See: Malawi Housing Corporation Act.

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3. REGISTERED LAND (AMENDMENT) ACT (ACT 7 OF 2017)

An Act to amend the Registered Land Act.

Date of Commencement: On Notice.

Amends: ss 2, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 25, 27, 31, 32, 34, 66, 91, 108, 119, 134, 137, 140 and 144.

Repeals: ss 4, 101, 121 and 122.

See: Registered Land Act.

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4. PUBLIC ROADS (AMENDMENT) ACT (ACT 8 OF 2017)

An Act to amend the Public Roads Act.

Date of Commencement: On Notice.

Amends: ss 2, 3, 4, 5, 5A, 10, 11, 12, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 44, 45, 46, 47, 51 and 53.

Repeals: s 50.

Subs: ss 48 and 49.

See: Public Roads Act.

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5. LANDS ACQUISITION (AMENDMENT) ACT (ACT 9 OF 2017)

An Act to amend the Lands Acquisition Act.

Date of Commencement: On Notice.

Amends: ss 1, 2, Part III (title), 16 and 17.

Inserts: Part IIA (title) and s 10A.

Repeals: ss 13 and 14

Subs: long title, ss 3, 4, 9, 10 and 12. 

See: Lands Acquisition Act.

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6. LOCAL GOVERNMENT (AMENDMENT) ACT (ACT 10 OF 2017)

An Act to amend the Local Government Act.

Date of Commencement: On Notice.

Amends: ss 2, 15, 34, 62, 63, 66, 68, 73, 75, 76, 79 and 83.

Inserts: ss 78A, 78B and 78C.

Repeals: s 36.

Subs: ss 35, 61, 67 and 84.

See: Local Government Act.

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7. NATIONAL PARKS AND WILDLIFE (AMENDMENT) ACT (ACT 11 OF 2017)

An Act to amend the National Parks and Wildlife Act.

Date of Commencement: 27th January, 2017.

Amends: ss 2, 23, 24, 33, 35, 43A, 44, 45, 54A, 75, 82, 86, 87, 95 and 99.

Inserts: ss 110A and 110B.

Subs: ss 54, 97, 107, 108, 109, 110 and 111.

See: National Parks and Wildlife Act.

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8.  CONSTITUTION (AMENDMENT) (NO. 3) ACT (ACT 15 OF 2017)

An Act to amend the Constitution.

Date of Commencement: 7th April, 2017.

Amends: ss 22 and 23.

See: Constitution.

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9. APPROPRIATION (AMENDMENT) ACT (ACT 18 OF 2017)

An Act to amend the Appropriation Act, 2016.

Date of Commencement: 7th April, 2017.

Subs: sch.

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