CHAPTER 59:02
LOCAL LAND BOARDS

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   SECTION

PART I
PRELIMINARY

   1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

   3.   Application

   4.   Local Land Boards

   5.   Board procedure

PART II
CONSENT TO TRANSACTIONS

   6.   Restriction on land transactions

   7.   General consent and no consent

   8.   Submission and disposal of applications

   9.   Consent upon condition

PART III
FAMILY LAND MATTERS

   10.   Partition of family land

   11.   Replacement of family representative

PART IV
OTHER POWERS OF THE BOARD

   12.   Land Use

PART V
MISCELLANEOUS

   13.   Review

   14.   Offences

   15.   Regulations

7 of 1967
6 of 1987

An Act to provide for the Establishment and powers of Local Land Boards, and for matters incidental thereto and connected therewith

[9TH MAY 1967]

PART I
PRELIMINARY

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Local Land Boards Act.

2.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   “Board” means a Local Land Board appointed by the Minister under section 4;

   “Division” means a Land Control Division declared by the Minister in accordance with section 3;

   “family land” means land of which the proprietor is registered as family representative under the Registered Land Act;

   “interest in land” means any right or interest in or over land which is capable of being registered under the Registered Land Act;

   “land” includes land covered with water, all things growing on land, and buildings and other things permanently fixed to land;

   “Registrar” means the Land Registrar or Assistant Registrar in charge of the Registry established under the Registered Land Act for the registration district in which the Land Control Division is situated.

3.   Application

   The Minister may, by order, declare that a land registration district constituted, under the Registered Land Act shall be a Land Control Division for the purposes of this Act.

4.   Local Land Boards

   (1) There shall be established for each Division a Local Land Board which shall consist of—

   (a)   the District Commissioner in whose District the Division is situated, who shall be Chairman;

   (b)   not more than two public officers appointed by name or by office by the Minister;

   (c)   two persons appointed by the Chiefs of the Division; and

   (d)   such number of persons, being not less than five nor more than nine, as the Minister shall appoint, from residents within the Division.

   (2) The Registrar shall be the executive officer of the Board, who shall attend and may speak at any meeting of the Committee, but shall not vote.

   (3) A member of the Board who fails to attend three consecutive meetings of the Board without proper cause shall, if the Board so recommends to the Minister and the Minister so approves, cease to be a member of the Board.

   (4) A member of the Board appointed pursuant to paragraphs (b), (c) or (d) of subsection (1) may at any time resign his membership by giving notice in writing to the Minister, and from the date specified in the notice he shall cease to be a member of the Board.

5.   Board procedure

   (1) The Chairman shall preside at all meetings of a Board at which he is present and, if he is absent, the members of the Board present at a meeting shall elect one of themselves to preside at that meeting.

   (2)(a) The quorum of a Board, where the total number of members of the Board is an even number, shall be one-half of that number and, where the total number of members is an uneven number, shall be one-half of the even number that is greater than that number by one.

   (b)   In the event of an equality of votes the Chairman or other member presiding shall have a casting as well as an orginal vote.

   (3) If a member of the Board has an interest, direct or indirect, in any matter before the Board, and is present at a meeting of the Board at which the matter is under consideration, he shall, at the meeting, as soon as practicable after its commencement, disclose the fact and shall not take part in the consideration or discussion of, or vote on any question with respect to, the determination of that matter.

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