Arrangement of Sections


   1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

   3.   Minister may prescribe establishment

   4.   Appointment of Controller and officers

   5.   Imposition and recovery of Levy

   6.   Appointment of proper officer

   7.   Books to be kept and returns to be rendered

   8.   Order by Controller

   9.   Penalties for failure to keep books

   10.   Right of Controller or officer to enter beer hall

   11.   Selling traditional beer contrary to an order

   12.   Regulations




to provide for the imposition of a Levy on traditional beer sold in certain establishment; to provide for the collection of the Levy and for the keeping of books and the transmission of returns in relation thereto; to specify certain offences; and to provide for matters incidental to or connected therewith.

[1st July, 1964]

Act 18 of 1964,

Act 69 of 1965,

Act 25 of 1969,

Act 13 of 1994.

1.   Short title

This Act may be cited as the Traditional Beer (Levy) Act.

[S 1 am by Act 25 of 1969.]

2.   Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

“beer hall” means an establishment declared as such under section 3;

“Controller” means the public officer appointed as such under section 4;

“honey beer” shall have the meaning assigned to that expression by section 2 of the Customs and Excise Act;

“Levy” means the traditional beer Levy imposed by section 5;

“month” means a calendar month;

“officer” means a public officer appointed under paragraph (b) of sub-section (1) of section 4;

“proper officer” means the person appointed as such under sub-section (1) of section 6, or, in the circumstances specified in sub-section (3) of section 6, the person referred to in that sub-section;

“proprietor” means the person carrying on business or causing business to be carried on in a beer hall;

“sale” includes the supply of traditional beer free of charge—

      (a)   at any entertainment for which an entrance fee is charged or at which a collection is made; and

      (b)   by a proprietor to his employees;

“traditional beer” means—

      (a)   the drink which is brewed from grain or other vegetable matter and is commonly known as local beer, Lusaka beer, bwalwa, mowa, lwalwa, bucwala, bukoko or chibuku;

      (b)   honey beer; and

      (c)   such other intoxicating liquor as the Minister may, by statutory notice, prescribe.

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