ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
1. Short title
2. Forms of oaths
3. Person to take and tender oaths
4. Avoidance of unnecessary repetition of oaths
5. Consequences of not taking prescribed oaths
6. Affirmation allowed in lieu of oath
7. Oaths to be recorded and attested
26 of 1966
An Act to provide for Administration of Promissory Oaths
[6TH JULY 1966]
This Act may be cited as the Promissory Oaths Act.
The several oaths required to be taken under this Act shall be in the forms set forth in the First Schedule.
Subject to section 6 (1) of the Republic of Malawi (Constitution) Act, the several oaths set out in Column 1 of the Second Schedule shall be taken by the respective persons named in Column 2 of that Schedule, after their appointment to or acceptance of office, and shall be tendered by the respective persons specified in Column 3 of that Schedule.
Notwithstanding section 3, no person shall be required, upon appointment to or acceptance of office, to take any oath if he shall on any previous occasion have taken such oath within Malawi, either in respect of the same or any other appointment or office, unless the President shall otherwise direct.
Nothing in this Act contained shall render, or be deemed to render or to have rendered invalid, any act done, or which may hereafter be done, by a person holding a public office in Malawi in the execution or intended execution of his official duties, by reason only of the omission by such person to take any oath which under this Act such person should take or have taken:
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