CHAPTER 144
NATIONAL YOUTH DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL ACT

Arrangement of Sections

   Section

PART I
PRELIMINARY

   1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

PART II
NATIONAL YOUTH DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

   3.   Establishment of council

   4.   Seal of council

   5.   Composition of council

   6.   Tenure of office

   7.   Filling of casual vacancy

   8.   Functions of council

   9.   Proceedings of council

   10.   Committees of council

   11.   Disclosure of interest

   12.   Immunity of members and staff

   13.   Secretary and other staff

   14.   Prohibition of publication or disclosure of information to unauthorised persons

PART III
REGISTRATION OF YOUTH ORGANISATIONS

   15.   Registration of youth organisations

   16.   Application for registration

   17.   Grounds for refusing to register youth organisation

   18.   Cancellation of registration

   19.   Notification of grounds

   20.   Appeal

PART IV
FINANCIAL PROVISIONS

   21.   Funds of council

   22.   Financial year

   23.   Accounts

   24.   Power to call for accounts

   25.   Annual report

PART V
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

   26.   Independence of youth organisations

   27.   Appeals to Minister

   28.   Dissolution of youth organisation

   29.   Vesting of property in council

   30.   Regulations

AN ACT

to establish the National Youth Development Council; to define the functions and powers of the council; to provide for the registration of youth organisations; and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing.

[21st April, 1986]

Act 7 of 1986,

Act 13 of 1994.

PART I
PRELIMINARY

1.   Short title

This Act may be cited as the National Youth Development Council Act.

2.   Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

“Chairman” means the person appointed Chairman of the council under section 5;

“Commissioner” means the Commissioner of Youth in the Ministry responsible for youth affairs;

“council” means the National Youth Development Council established by section 3;

“Member” means a member of the council;

“Secretary” means the person appointed Secretary of the council under section 13;

“Vice-Chairman” means the person appointed Vice-Chairman of the council under section 5.

PART II
NATIONAL YOUTH DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

3.   Establishment of council

There is hereby established the National Youth Development Council which shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal, capable of suing and of being sued in its corporate name, and with power, subject to the provisions of this Act, to do all such acts and things as a body corporate may by law do or perform.

4.   Seal of council

   (1) The seal of the council shall be such device as may be determined by the council and shall be kept by the Secretary.

   (2) The council may use a wafer or rubber stamp in lieu of the seal.

   (3) The affixing of the seal shall be authenticated by the Chairman or the Vice-Chairman and the Secretary or one other person authorised in that behalf by the council.

   (4) Any contract or instrument which, if entered into or executed by a person not being a body corporate, would not be required to be under seal, may be entered into or executed without seal on behalf of the council by the Secretary or any other person authorised in that behalf by the council.

   (5) Any document purporting to be a document under the seal of the council or issued on behalf of the council shall be received in evidence and shall be deemed to be a document so executed or issued, as the case may be, without further proof, unless the contrary is proved.

5.   Composition of council

   (1) The council shall be composed of—

      (a)   the Director of Youths;

      (b)   twenty-two representative members appointed by the Minister, of whom—

      (i)   not more than four shall be public officers;

      (ii)   not more than twelve shall be persons from various youth organisations;

      (iii)   not more than three shall be persons from various organisations interested in youth development; and

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