1.   Short title.

   2.   Interpretation.

   3.   Establishment of Organisation.

   4.   Composition and proceedings of Board.

   5.   Functions of Organisation.

   6.   Power of Board to charge fees.

   7.   Appointment.

   8.   Minister may give directions to Board.

   9.   Funds of Organisation.

   10.   President may require certain enterprises to contribute to funds of Organisation.

   11.   Restriction on employment of foreign consultants, etc.

   12.   Information on industrial research to be furnished to Organisation.

   13.   Disclosure of information an offence.

   14.   Where offence is committed by body corporate.

   15.   Remuneration and allowances of members.

   16.   Superannuation.

   17.   Power of Board to delegate.

   18.   Annual and supplementary budget.

   19.   Annual report.

   20.   Investment.

   21.   Power to borrow.

   22.   Accounts and audit.

   23.   Laying of accounts before National Assembly.

   24.   Liability of members of Board.

   25.   Regulations.



An Act to establish the Tanzania Industrial Studies and Consulting Organisation, to provide for the functions of the Organisation and for related matters.

[1st October, 1976]
[G.N. No 162 of 1976]

Act No. 2 of 1976

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Tanzania Industrial Studies and Consulting Organisation Act.

2.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires–

   "Board" means the Board of Directors of the Organisation;

   "Director-General" means the Director-General of the Organisation appointed under section 7;

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

   "Minister means the minister for the time being responsible for industries;

   "Organisation" means the Tanzania Industrial Studies and Consulting Organisation established by section 3.

3.   Establishment of Organisation

   (1) There is hereby established an Organisation to be known as the Tanzania Industrial Studies and Consulting Organisation.

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

   (a)   have perpetual succession and a common seal;

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

   (c)   subject to the provisions of this Act, be capable of purchasing and otherwise acquiring and of alienating, any movable or immovable property.

4.   Composition and proceedings of Board

   (1) There shall be a Board of Directors of the Organisation which shall be responsible for the performance of the functions and the management of the affairs of the Organisation.

   (2) The provisions of the Schedule to this Act shall have effect as to the constitution and tenure of office of the members of the Board, termination of their appointment, the proceedings of the Board and other matters in relation to the Board and its members.

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

5.   Functions of Organisation

   The functions of the Organisation shall be–

   (a)   to provide consultancy and advisory services on subjects associated with industrial development and management, to the Government, public institutions and such other bodies or organisations as may be approved by the Minister;

   (b)   to give advice and assistance to the Government, public institutions and such other bodies or organisations as may be approved by the Organisation, in the selection and employment of local or foreign consultants and advisors for any work relating to industries;

   (c)   to co-operate with other bodies or organisations engaged in the provision of consultancy and advisory services in Tanzania and elsewhere, in the implementation of measures calculated to foster, encourage and promote the expansion and wide use of modern industrial techniques and practices;

   (d)   to conduct training programs and promote the practical application of modern techniques in the development and management of industrial enterprises;

   (e)   to initiate and carry out surveys, research and feasibility studies designed to foster the development of industrial enterprises to be undertaken within the United Republic, by public or private institutions or organisations;

   (f)   to co-ordinate research in industry carried out within the United Republic and establish a system of documentation in respect of information, relating to industrial research or studies furnished to or otherwise acquired by, the Organisation;

   (g)   to sponsor and provide facilities for conferences and seminars on topics related to the work and activities of the Organisation and, to arrange for the publication and general dissemination of material produced in connection with such work and activities;

   (h)   to manage the affairs of any organisation engaged in the provision of consultancy and advisory services, the interests of which are transferred or otherwise acquired by the Organisation; and

   (i)   to do such acts and things as may be necessary to uphold and support the credit of the Organisation, to obtain and justify public confidence, to avert or minimise any loss to the Organisation and to facilitate the proper and efficient performance of its functions as specified under this section.

6.   Power of Board to charge fees

   For the proper performance of the functions of the Organisation, the Board shall, subject to any directions the Minister may give in that behalf, have the power to charge fees for services rendered by the Organisation.

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