CHAPTER 397 - CO-OPERATIVES SOCIETIES ACT: SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION
INDEX TO SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION
Arrangements of Paragraphs
2. Commencement of Act No. 20 of 1998
SI 24 of 1999.
This Order may be cited as the Co-operative Societies Act 1998, (Commencement) Order, 1999.
The Co-operative Societies Act, 1998 shall come into operative on the publication of this order.
[Currency mentioned in this regulation should be re-denominated as stipulated under S 4 of Re-denomination Act, 2012, read with S 29 of Bank of Zambia Act, 1996.]
Arrangements of Regulations
3. Application for registration
4. Certificate of registration
5. Notice of refusal to register
6. Certificate of Amendment
7. Change of name by co-operative society
8. Notice of cancellation
9. Application for membership
11. Repeal of Statutory Instrument No. 39 of 1972
SI 26 of 1999.
These regulation may be cited as the Co-operative Societies Regulations, 1999.
In these regulations unless the context otherwise requires–
"registrar” means the Registrar of Co-operative appointed under section 6;
“co-operative” means any enterprise or organisation owned collectively by its members and managed for their joint social-economic benefit and whose activities are not prohibited by law; and
“co-operative society” means a co-operative registered under this act as a co-operative society.
A co-operative shall apply for registration in Form 1 set out in the first schedule upon payment of the fee prescribed in the second schedule.
The Registrar shall upon registration of a co-operative issue certificate of registration in form 2 set out in the first schedule.
Where the Registrar refuses to register a co-operative , notification of the refusal be in form 3 set out in the first schedule.
Where the Registrar is satisfied that a co-operative society’s amendments to its by laws are in conformity with the provision of the act, the Registrar shall issue a certificate of amendment to the by-laws in form 4 set out in the first schedule.
(1) Where a co-operative society changes its name the co-operative society shall surrender its original certificate of registration to the Registrar.
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