1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

   3.   Establishment of Malawi Book Service

   4.   Constitution of Board

   5.   Disqualification of members of the Board

   6.   Transfer of assets and liabilities of the African Book Centre to the Board

   7.   Functions of the Board

   8.   Officers and employees of the Malawi Book Service

   9.   Financial provisions

   10.   Financial policy

   11.   Advances by Government

   12.   Access to commercial credit facilities

   13.   Borrowing powers

   14.   Transfer of functions

   15.   Acquisition of land

   16.   General powers of the Minister

   17.   Accounts and reports

   18.   Legal proceedings

   19.   Indemnity for all acts done bona fide

   20.   Regulations

28 of 1983
3 of 1967
8 of 1980

An Act to provide for the establishment of the Malawi Book Service and for the establishment of a Board of Management thereof and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto

[1ST APRIL 1964]

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Malawi Book Service Act.

2.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   “African Book Centre” means the unincorporated body known as "The African Book Centre", established in 1949 as an agency of the Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland Publications Bureau to distribute and sell the products of that Bureau;

   “Board” means the Board of Management of the Malawi Book Service appointed under section 4 (2);

   “educational supplies” means books, stationery, furniture, equipment, visual aid apparatus and educational aids of every kind habitually used or capable of being used in the course of or for the purpose of providing or assisting in the provision of instruction in schools or other educational establishments;

   “Malawi Book Service” means the Malawi Book Service established under section 3;

   “member” includes the chairman of the Board.

3.   Establishment of Malawi Book Service

   There is hereby established the Malawi Book Service which shall be a body corporate by that name with perpetual succession and a common seal, with power to alter and change the same from time to time, and which shall be capable in law of suing and being sued, of purchasing, holding, letting and alienating land and of doing and performing such acts and things as bodies corporate may by law do and perform, subject to this Act.

4.   Constitution of Board

   (1) The operation of the Malawi Book Service shall, subject to this Act, be controlled by a Board of Management.

   (2)(a)   The Board shall consist of the following members appointed at his discretion by the Minister—

      (i)   a chairman;

      (ii)   a vice-chairman;

      (iii)   not less than four or more than five other members as the Minister may determine.

   (b)   Every member of the Board shall hold office for two years and subject thereto shall hold office in accordance with such terms and conditions as the Minister may at his discretion attach to his appointment.

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