LAND (PERPETUAL SUCCESSION) ACT
Arrangement of Sections
1. Short title
2. Upon application of trustees Minister may grant certificate of registration as a corporate body
3. Estate to vest in body corporate
4. Particulars respecting application for certificate of incorporation
5. Nomination of trustees and filling up vacancies
6. Certificate to be evidence of compliance with requisitions
7. Record of applications and documents to be kept and may be inspected
8. Enforcement of conditions of certificate
9. Conveyances, gifts, etc., to vest in corporate body
10. Common seal
11. Petition to decide question whether person is a member of a corporate body
12. Change of name
to provide for perpetual succession to land; and to provide for matters incidental thereto or connected therewith.
[31st December, 1926]
Act 21 of 1926,
Act 25 of 1967,
GN 274 of 1964,
GN 497 of 1964.
This Act may be cited as the Land (Perpetual Succession) Act.
Trustees or a trustee may be appointed by any community of persons bound together by custom, religion, kinship or nationality or by any body or association of persons established for any religious, educational, literary, scientific, social or charitable purpose, or for any purpose which, in the opinion of the Minister, is for the benefit or welfare of the inhabitants of Zambia or any part thereof, and such trustees or trustee may apply in manner hereinafter mentioned, to the Minister for a certificate of registration of the trustees or trustee of such community, body or association of persons as a corporate body; and if the Minister, having regard to the extent, nature and objects and other circumstances of such community, body or association of persons, shall consider such incorporation expedient, he may grant such certificate accordingly, subject to such conditions or directions generally as he shall think fit to insert in such certificate, and particularly relating to the qualifications and number of the trustees, their tenure and avoidance of office, the mode of appointing new trustees, the custody and use of the common seal, the amount of land which such trustees may hold, and the purposes for which such land may be held and used; and the trustees or trustee shall thereupon become a body corporate by the name described in the certificate, and shall have perpetual succession and a common seal, and power to sue and be sued in such corporate name, and, subject to the conditions and directions contained in the said certificate, to hold and acquire, and by instruments under such common seal to convey, assign and demise, any land or any interest therein now or hereafter belonging to, or held for the benefit of, such community, body or association of persons, in such and the like manner, and subject to such restrictions and provisions as such trustees or trustee might, without such incorporation, hold or acquire, convey or assign, or demise the same for the purposes of such community, body or association of persons.
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