CHAPTER 186
GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES STANDARDISATION ACT

[PRINCIPAL LEGISLATION]

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   Section

Title

   1.   Short title.

   2.   Interpretation.

   3.   Establishment of the Committee.

   4.   Functions of the Committee.

   5.   Relevant considerations.

   6.   Secretary.

   7.   Implementation of Committee's recommendations.

   8.   Meeting.

   9.   Working parties.

   10.   Decisions of Committee.

SCHEDULE

CHAPTER 186
THE GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES STANDARDISATION ACT

An Act to establish a National Geographical Names Standardisation Committee, to provide for the standardisation of geographical names and for connected matters.

[1st May, 1983]
[G.N. No. 52 of 1983]

Act No. 23 of 1982

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Geographical Names Standardisation Act.

2.   Interpretation

   In this Act unless the context otherwise requires–

   "Committee" means the Geographical Names Standardisation Committee established by section 3;

   "member" means a member of the Committee and includes the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman of the Committee;

   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for matters relating to land surveys and mapping;

   "the Ministry" means the Ministry responsible for matters relating to land surveys and mapping.

3.   Establishment of the Committee

   (1) There is hereby established a Committee to be known as the Geographical Names Standardisation Committee.

   (2) The provisions of the Schedule to this Act shall have effect as to the constitution and proceedings of, and otherwise in relation in the Committee.

   (3) The Minister may by Order published in the Gazette, amend the Schedule to this Act.

4.   Functions of the Committee

   The functions of the Committee shall be–

   (a)   to call for or receive and decide upon proposals from public authorities and members of the public generally on matters related to the standardisation of geographical names in Tanzania;

   (b)   to assume responsibilities for the standardisation of geographical names in Tanzania;

   (c)   to co-operate with other national names authorities and national cartographic agencies to carry out research in and to promote the proper use of geographical names on existing modern maps;

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