CHAPTER 31:04
NATIONAL YOUTH COUNCIL OF MALAWI

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   SECTION

PART I
PRELIMINARY

   1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

PART II
THE NATIONAL YOUTH COUNCIL OF MALAWI

   3.   Establishment of the Council

   4.   Composition of the Council

   5.   Vacation of office of members

   6.   Filling of vacancies on the Council

   7.   Co-opted persons

   8.   Chairman and Vice-Chairman

   9.   Remuneration of members of the Council

   10.   Meetings of the Council

   11.   Non-liability of members of the Council or of committees

PART III
FUNCTIONS AND POWERS OF THE COUNCIL

   12.   Functions of the Council

   13.   Powers of the Council

   14.   Committees of the Council

   15.   Disclosure of interest

PART IV
MANAGEMENT OF THE COUNCIL

   16.   Appointment of an Executive Secretary

PART V
FINANCIAL PROVISIONS

   17.   Funds, accounts and audit

   18.   Remuneration and expenses of members of the Council

   19.   Investment of surplus sums

   20.   Borrowing powers

   21.   Financial year of the Council

PART VI
REGISTRATION OF YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS

   22.   Registrar of youth organizations

   23.   Application for registration

   24.   Ground for refusing to register a youth organization

   25.   Cancellation of registration

   26.   Notification of grounds

   27.   Appeal to the Minister

PART VII
GENERAL ASSEMBLY

   28.   General Assembly

   29.   Extraordinary General Assembly

PART VIII
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

   30.   Independence of youth organizations

   31.   Appeals to the Minister

   32.   Dissolution of youth organization

   33.   Regulations

22 of 1996
G.N. 2/1997

An Act to make provision for the promotion, co-ordination and implementation of youth development programmes in Malawi; the establishment of a National Youth Council of Malawi; and further to provide for matters incidental thereto or connected therewith

[19TH JANUARY 1997]

PART I
PRELIMINARY

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the National Youth Council of Malawi Act.

2.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   “Chairman” means the person appointed as Chairman of the Council under section 8;

   “Council” means the National Youth Council of Malawi established under section 3;

   “Member” means a member of the Council;

   “Executive Secretary” means the person appointed Executive Secretary of the Council under section 16.

PART II
THE NATIONAL YOUTH COUNCIL OF MALAWI

3.   Establishment of the Council

   There is hereby established a body to be known as the National Youth Council of Malawi (in this Act otherwise referred to as the “Council") which shall be—

   (a)   a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal;

   (b)   in its corporate name, capable of suing and of being sued;

   (c)   capable of holding, purchasing and otherwise acquiring and disposing of any property, movable or immovable, for the purposes, or in the course, of carrying out its functions; and

   (d)   capable of doing and performing all such acts and things as bodies corporate may by law do and perform.

4.   Composition of the Council

   (1) The Council shall consist of—

   (a)   the following members appointed by the Minister—

      (i)   seven persons representing registered youth organizations in Malawi

      (ii)   a representative of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi;

      (iii)   a representative of the Christian Council of Malawi;

      (iv)   a representative of the Muslim Association of Malawi;

      (v)   a representative of Women’s Organizations; and

      (vi)   three Councillors.

   (b)   the following ex offlcio members—

      (i)   the Secretary for Education or his representative;

      (ii)   the Secretary for Youth, Sports and Culture or his representative;

      (iii)   the Secretary for Health or his representative;

      (iv)   the Secretary for Women and Children Affairs and Community Development and Social Welfare or his representative;

      (v)   the Secretary for Labour and Manpower Development or his representative;

      (vi)   the Secretary for Local Government and Rural Development or his representative;

      (vii)   the Secretary for Justice or his representative; and

      (viii)   the Secretary for Home Affairs or his representative.

   (2) A representative of an ex officio member referred to in subsection (1) (b) shall be designated by, or on behalf of, the ex officio by a notice in writing to the Council to attend the meetings of the Council, and upon such designation such representative shall not attend to the business of the Council by representation.

   (3) A member of the Council appointed under subsection (1) (a) shall hold office for a period of two years unless his appointment is terminated sooner than the expiry of that period and shall be eligible for re-appointment.

   (4) A member of the Council appointed under subsection (1) (a) may resign his office upon giving one month’s written notice to the Minister.

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