1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

   3.   Duty of persons responsible to clear

   4.   Power to enter upon land

   5.   Notice to be served on persons responsible for infected land

   6.   Manner in which notices may be served

   7.   Penalty for failure to comply with notice

   8.   Inspector may clear at expense of person responsible

   9.   Penalty for obstruction of weed inspector in exercise of his duty

   10.   Noxious weed not to be disposed of in certain ways

   11.   Power to take samples of seed and treatment of plant, seed or grain offered for sale

   12.   Penalty for offering for sale infected seed, etc.

   13.   Local Authorities authorized to make By-laws ad hoc

   14.   Responsible person in any district may petition Government to have plant declared noxious weed

   15.   Minister may declare plant to be noxious weed or remove any plant from list of noxious weeds

   16.   Regulations

17 of 1936
8 of 1951
1 of 1963
G.N. 22/1963

An Act to make Provision for the Eradication of Noxious Weeds

[31ST OCTOBER 1936]

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Noxious Weeds Act.

2.   Interpretation

   In this Act, except where the context otherwise requires—

   “clear” means to dig up or pull up and burn noxious weeds, or to employ other means of destruction authorized by the Minister;

   “noxious weed” means any plant which the Minister may by notice published in the Gazette declare to be a noxious weed, either throughout the whole of Malawi or in one or more Districts or portions of Districts thereof;

   “owner”, in relation to unoccupied land, includes—

   (a)   in the case of a company or an association, the manager or, if his name be not known, any director of the company or association:

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