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NATIONAL FAMILY WELFARE COUNCIL OF MALAWl

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   SECTION

PART I
PRELIMINARY

   1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

PART II
THE NATIONAL FAMILY WELFARE COUNCIL OF MALAWI

   3.   Establishment of the Council

   4.   Composition of the Council

   5.   Vacation of office of members of the Council

   6.   Filling of vacancies on the Council

   7.   Co-opted persons

   8.   Chairman and Vice-Chairman

   9.   Remuneration of members of the Council

   10.   Meeting 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

PART IV
MANAGEMENT OF THE COUNCIL

   15.   Appointment of Executive Secretary and other staff

PART V
FINANCIAL PROVISIONS

   16.   Funds, accounts and audit

PART VI
COMMITTEES OF THE COUNCIL

   17.   Policies, Programmes and Procedures Committee

   18.   Quality Control Committee

   19.   Education Committee

PART VII
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

   20.   Regulations

20 of 1990
G.N.126/1990

An Act to make provision for the co-ordination, promotion, fostering and implementation of family welfare programmes in Malawi; the establishment of a National Family Welfare Council of Malawi; and further to provide for matters incidental thereto or connected therewith

[4TH JANUARY 1991]

PART I
PRELIMINARY

1.   Short title

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

2.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

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

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

   “Family Welfare” means the well-being of all persons in Malawi in all aspects of their cultural, social, economic and other forms of human development, reproduction, growth, population and other human development related matters.

PART II
THE NATIONAL FAMILY WELFARE COUNCIL OF MALAWI

3.   Establishment of the Council

   There is hereby established a body to be known as the National Family Welfare Council of Malawi which shall be—

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

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

   (c)   capable of holding, purchasing and otherwise acquiring and disposing of any property, moveable or immoveable, 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)   three persons representing religious organizations in Malalwˆi;

      (ii)   a representative of the Private Hospital Association of Malawi;

      (iii)   a representative of the Council for Social Welfare;

      (iv)   a representative of the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation;

      (v)   a representative of the Chitukuko Cha Amayi m’Malawi;

      (vi)   not less than three and not more than five other members representing the non-governmental sector;

   (b)   the following ex-officio members—

      (i)   the Secretary for Health or his representative;

      (ii)   the Secretary for Community Services or his representative;

      (iii)   the Secretary for Education and Culture or his representative;

      (iv)   the Secretary to the Treasury or his representative;

      (v)   the Secretary for Media Services and Public Affairs or his representative; and

      (vi)   the Secretary for Economic Planning and Development or his representative.

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