CHAPTER 277
TANZANIA FORESTRY RESEARCH INSTITUTE ACT

[PRINCIPAL LEGISLATION]

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   Section

Title

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS

   1.   Short title.

   2.   Interpretation.

PART II
THE TANZANIA FORESTRY RESEARCH INSTITUTE

   3.   Establishment of Institute.

   4.   Functions of the Institute.

   5.   Vesting of Centres and provisions relating to acquisition of land.

   6.   Composition and proceedings of Board.

   7.   Minister may give directions to Board.

PART III
POWERS AND OPERATIONS OF THE INSTITUTE

   8.   Provisions relating to research.

   9.   Information on forestry research to be furnished to the Institute.

   10.   Institute may call for information.

   11.   Dissemination of results for purposes of practical utilisation.

   12.   Power of Minister to make regulations.

PART IV
ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL PROVISIONS

   13.   Appointment of employees and management.

   14.   Remuneration of members of Board.

   15.   Superannuation benefits.

   16.   Power of Board to delegate.

   17.   Funds of the Institute.

   18.   Power of Board to charge fees.

   19.   Investment.

   20.   Power to borrow.

   21.   Annual and supplementary budget.

   22.   Accounts and audit.

   23.   Annual report.

   24.   Laying of accounts before National Assembly.

PART V
GENERAL PROVISIONS

   25.   Protection from personal liability.

   26.   Notification of orders.

SCHEDULES

CHAPTER 277
THE TANZANIA FORESTRY RESEARCH INSTITUTE ACT

An Act to establish the Tanzania Forestry Research Institute and to provide for the functions and powers of the Institute in relation to the promotion of forestry research.

[1st August, 1980]
[G.N. No. 117 of 1980]

Act No. 5 of 1980

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS (ss 1-2)

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Tanzania Forestry Research Institute Act.

2.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires–

   "Board" means the Board of Directors of the Institute established by section 6;

   "Centre" means a Forestry Research Centre established or deemed to have been established under section 5;

   "Director-General" means the Director-General of the Institute appointed under section 13;

   "forestry" includes all those systematic technical activities relating to–

   (a)   the cultivation, planting and tending of trees and other plants, whether or not for horticultural or medicinal purposes;

   (b)   the growth of trees for the purposes of afforestation;

   (c)   the management of forests;

   (d)   the supply, sale, utilisation and conversion of timber, carried out in accordance with the rules or practice of good forestry or for purposes connected with them;

   "Institute" means the Tanzania Forestry Research Institute established by section 3;

   "member" in relation to the Board means a member of the Board and includes the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman;

   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for forestry;

   "timber" includes all forest products;

   "wood industry" means the manufacture of any wood-work, operation of saw mill and includes the buying, selling, exporting, importing and marketing of wood and wood-work.

PART II
THE TANZANIA FORESTRY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (ss 3-7)

3.   Establishment of the Institute

   (1) There is established an Institute to be known as the Tanzania Forestry Research Institute.

   (2) The Institute shall be a body corporate and shall–

   (a)   have perpetual succession and official seal;

   (b)   in its corporate name, be capable of suing and being sued;

   (c)   subject to this Act, be capable of holding, purchasing, or acquiring in any other way, any movable or immovable property, and of disposing of any of its property.

4.   Functions of the Institute

   (1) The functions of the Institute shall be–

   (a)   to promote the development, improvement and protection of the forestry industry;

   (b)   to carry out, and promote the carrying out of, inquiries, experiments and research, and to collect, or facilitate the collection of, information, for the purposes of promoting forestry and the teaching of forestry;

   (c)   to carry out, and promote the carrying out of, experiments and research relating to the planting, growth, development, conservation and use of local and foreign trees, and evaluate their suitability for and adaptation and alternative use in the wood and other industries in the United Republic;

   (d)   to carry out research and investigation into the causes, and the ways of controlling and preventing the occurrence in the United Republic of particular plant diseases or a category of them;

   (e)   to co-ordinate research in forestry carried out within the United Republic;

   (f)   to establish and operate a system of documentation and dissemination of the results of inquiries, experiments and research carried out by or on behalf of the Institute, or other information on forestry acquired by the Institute;

   (g)   to advise the Government, public institutions and other persons or bodies of persons on the practical application of the results of inquiries, experiments and researches carried out by or on behalf of the Institute;

   (h)   to advise the Government, public institutions and other persons or bodies of persons on the application of modern techniques suitable for the development of forests for the purposes of conserving or improving the natural beauty and amenity of the towns and the countryside, and the conservation of soil, fauna and flora;

   (i)   in co-operation with the Government or any person or body or persons, to promote, or provide facilities for, the instruction and training of local personnel for carrying out research in forestry, and for the management of forest;

   (j)   to prepare, implement, control and supervise programmes relating to the development of forestry;

   (k)   to undertake the collection, reparation, publication and distribution of statistics relating to forestry, and promote and develop instruction and training in forestry;

   (l)   to provide assistance, consultancy and other services for the development of forestry, including–

      (i)   the establishment of nurseries and demonstration forest plots in such areas as the Board may determine;

      (ii)   the supervision of the cultivation of certain forest trees and the harvesting and processing of their products;

      (iii)   the provision of such advice and services as may be needed by forest developers and conservators;

   (m)   to undertake the management or supervision, upon such terms and conditions as may be agreed upon, or give assistance or advice in relation to the planting and management, of any woods or forests belonging to any person or body of persons;

   (n)   to purchase or acquire standing timber, and sell or dispose of any timber belonging to the Institute or, subject to such terms as may be mutually agreed, to a private owner, and generally promote the supply, sale, utilisation and conversion of timber;

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