CHAPTER 30
SISAL INDUSTRY ACT

[PRINCIPAL LEGISLATION]

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   Section

Title

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS

   1.   Short title.

   2.   Interpretation.

PART II
TANZANIA SISAL BOARD

   3.   Establishment of Tanzania Sisal Board.

   4.   Board to be body corporate.

   5.   The functions of the Board.

   6.   Minister may give directions, vary functions of the Board, etc.

   7.   Orders and directions of Board.

   8.   Establishment of Sisal Trust Fund.

PART III
ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCIAL PROVISIONS

   9.   Appointment of Chief Executive and of employees.

   10.   Remuneration and allowances of the Board members.

   11.   Benefits of the employees.

   12.   Agents and contractors.

   13.   Power of Board to delegate functions.

   14.   Funds and resources of the Board.

   15.   Annual and supplementary budget.

   16.   Power to borrow.

   17.   Accounts and audit.

PART IV
GENERAL PROVISIONS

   18.   Liability of members, etc.

   19.   Powers of Sisal Inspectors.

   20.   Regulations.

   21.   Penalties.

PART V
REPEAL AND SAVINGS

   22.   [Repeal of Act No. 20 of 1973.]

   23.   Savings.

SCHEDULE

CHAPTER 30
THE SISAL INDUSTRY ACT

An Act to repeal and replace the Sisal Industry Act, 1973, to provide for the orderly development of the Sisal Industry, and establishment of the Tanzania Sisal Board.

[1st October, 1997]
[G.N. No. 690 of 1997]

Act No. 2 of 1997

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS (ss 1-2)

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Sisal Industry Act.

2.   Interpretation Act No. 20 of 1973">

   In this Act, unless the context requires otherwise–

   "Authority" means the Tanzania Sisal Authority established by section 3 of the Tanzania Sisal Authority Act;

   "Board" means the Tanzania Sisal Board established by section 3;

   "Minister" means the Minister for the time being responsible for agriculture;

   "producer" means any person, Company, Society or smallholder who grows for sell, buys, sells imports or deals in sisal fibre or its derivatives or who manufactures for sale any article containing sisal fibre or its derivatives;

   "sisal" means the plant Agave "Sisalama" or other species of the genus Agave, or of the hybrids of any such species and fibre thereof, and includes brush tow, flume tow, twines, ropes, yarns, or any other product manufactured which contains predominately fibre or any of its derivatives;

   "Sisal Association of Tanzania" means an association of all members of the sisal industry registered under the Companies Act *;

   "Sisal Inspector" means an inspector appointed by the Board under the provisions of this Act;

   "society" means a co-operative society registered under the Co-operative Societies Act *.

PART II
TANZANIA SISAL BOARD (ss 3-8)

3.   Establishment of Tanzania Sisal Board

   (1) There is hereby established a Board to be known as the Tanzania Sisal Board.

   (2) Subject to any directions of the Minister, the Board shall acquire by virtue of this Act and without further assurance any or all assets and liabilities of the Authority.

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

   (4) The Minister may by order published in the Gazette, amend, add to, vary or replace the First Schedule to this Act.

4.   Board to be body corporate

   The Board 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, managing and disposing of any property whatsoever, whether movable or immovable, and whether by way of investment or otherwise, and of entering into any such contract as may be necessary or expedient for the performance of its functions under this Act or any other written law.

5.   The functions of the Board

   (1) The functions of the Board shall be and include the carrying on of such activities and the doing of such things as are necessary advantageous, proper or for the benefit of sisal growers and the sisal industry, and, in particular, but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, shall be–

   (a)   to promote the development and improvement of the sisal industry;

   (b)   to make regulations relating to sisal industry;

   (c)   to finance and or conduct research directly or through agents in any matter relating to sisal industry;

   (d)   to issue export and import licences upon such terms and conditions as the Board may impose of sisal or sisal product;

   (e)   to regulate and control the quality, marketing and export of sisal;

   (f)   to collect, refine, and disseminate information concerning sisal and promote its use;

   (g)   to advise the government on all matters pertaining to the sisal industry;

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