CHAPTER 76
PUBLIC OFFICERS (RECOVERY OF DEBTS) ACT

[PRINCIPAL LEGISLATION]

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   Section

Title

   1.   Short title.

   2.   Interpretation.

   3.   Proper authority may direct deductions.

   4.   Act not to apply to certain debts.

   5.   Deductions to operate as discharge.

   6.   Notice of deduction.

   7.   Appeals.

   8.   When attachment on salary ordered.

   9.   Amendment of the Schedule.

   10.   Regulations.

SCHEDULE

CHAPTER 76
THE PUBLIC OFFICERS (RECOVERY OF DEBTS) ACT

An Act to make provision for the recovery from certain officers of debts due by them to the Government and certain corporations.

[1st May, 1970] 1
[1st January, 1975]

Acts Nos.
7 of 1970
37 of 1974
30 of 1994

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Public Officers (Recovery of Debts) Act.

2.   Interpretation Act No. 30 of 1994 s. 4">

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires–

   "court" means a court of a Resident Magistrate;

   "debt" means any sum of money due from a public officer to the Government, or to any local authority, any scheduled corporation to his employing parastatal or any other parastatal in respect of–

   (a)   any tax or rate, or any penalty accruing thereto, imposed by or under any written law;

   (b)   any contribution to any provident fund or pension fund or other scheme established and maintained in accordance with any written law;

   (c)   any loss caused to the Government, the local authority, or the scheduled corporation the employing parastatal or any other parastatal as the case may be, as a result of his negligence, failure by him to take reasonable care or failure by him to discharge his duties in a reasonable manner;

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