CHAPTER 138
RUFIJI BASIN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ACT

[PRINCIPAL LEGISLATION]

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   Section

Title

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS

   1.   Short title.

   2.   Interpretation.

PART II
RUFIJI BASIN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

   3.   Development Area.

   4.   Establishment of Authority.

   5.   Board of Directors.

   6.   Functions of the Authority.

   7.   President may give directions.

PART III
POWERS OF THE AUTHORITY

   8.   Powers in relation to generation of electricity.

   9.   President may transfer to Authority certain additional powers.

PART IV
ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCIAL PROVISIONS

   10.   Appointment of employees.

   11.   Remuneration and allowances of members of Board.

   12.   Superannuation benefits.

   13.   Agents and contractors.

   14.   Power of Board to delegate.

   15.   Funds and resources of the Authority.

   16.   Annual and supplementary budget.

   17.   Reserve and special funds.

   18.   Investment.

   19.   Power to borrow.

   20.   Accounts and audit.

   21.   Report by Board.

PART V
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

   22.   Liability of members.

   23.   By-laws.

SCHEDULE

CHAPTER 138
THE RUFIJI BASIN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ACT

An Act to establish Rufiji Basin Development Authority, to provide for the functions and powers of the Authority and for related matters.

[1st July, 1975]
[G.N. No. 146 of 1975]

Act No. 5 of 1975

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS (ss 1-2)

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Rufiji Basin Development Authority Act.

2.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires–

   "Authority" means the Rufiji Basin Development Authority established by section 4;

   "Board" means the Board of Directors of the Authority established under section 5;

   "Development Area" means the Rufiji Basin Development Area the boundaries of which are defined in accordance with the provisions of section 3;

   "Minister" means the Minister for the time being responsible for development planning;

   "Rufiji River" includes each and every tributary of that river.

PART II
RUFIJI BASIN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (ss 3-7)

3.   Development Area

   (1) For the purposes of this Act, the Rufiji Basin Development Area shall be an area of land through or along which the Rufiji River flows as and defined in accordance with the provisions of subsection (2).

   (2) The President may, by proclamation, define the boundaries of the Rufiji Basin Development Area and may, from time to time, by proclamation, vary the boundaries as so defined.

4.   Establishment of Authority

   (1) There is hereby established an authority which shall be known as the Rufiji Basin Development Authority.

   (2) The Authority shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal and shall be capable in law of suing and being sued in its corporate name, of purchasing, holding, alienating, managing and disposing of any property, whether movable or immovable and, whether by way of investment or otherwise, and capable of entering into any such contract as may be necessary or expedient for the performance of its functions under this Act or under any other written law.

5.   Board of Directors

   (1) The management and functions of the Authority shall vest in a Board of Directors.

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

   (3) The President may by order in the Gazette, amend, add to, vary or replace the Schedule to this Act.

6.   Functions of the Authority

   The functions of the Authority shall be–

   (a)   to generate electricity by means of hydro-electric works in the Development Area and to supply, on such terms and conditions as the Board may, subject to the provisions of this Act, approve, electricity so generated for the promotion of industries and the general welfare of the people of the United Republic;

   (b)   to undertake measures for flood control;

   (c)   to promote and regulate industrial activities within the Development Area;

   (d)   to promote and regulate agricultural activities within the Development Area;

   (e)   to promote and regulate the development of forestry within the Development Area and to take measures to ensure the prevention or minimisation of soil erosion;

   (f)   to promote and regulate fishing industry in the rivers, lakes and dams within the Development Area;

   (g)   to promote and regulate public inland water and road transport systems within the Development Area;

   (h)   to promote tourism within the Development Area and to provide for or encourage the provision of facilities necessary or expedient for the promotion of tourism;

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