CHAPTER 259
NATURAL RESOURCES ACT

[SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION]

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      The Natural Resources (Destocking) (Arusha Region) Rules

RULES

THE NATURAL RESOURCES (DESTOCKING) (ARUSHA REGION) RULES

(Section 20)

[20th September, 1982]

G.N. No. 114 of 1982

1.   Citation

   These Rules may be cited as the Natural Resources (Destocking) (Arusha Region) Rules.

2.   Application

   These Rules shall apply in respect of the whole of the area of the Arusha Region.

3.   Interpretation

   In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires–

   "District" means any district within the area of the Arusha Region;

   "District Commissioner" means the person holding the office or performing the functions of the office of District Commissioner in any district within the Arusha Region;

   "livestock" means cattle, donkeys, goats or sheep;

   "livestock unit" means one head of cattle, or one donkey, or two calves not yet weaned, or five head of either goats or sheep, or goats and sheep together;

   "local government authority" means the District Development Council of any District or the village council of a village within the District;

   "Regional Commissioner" means the person holding the office or performing the functions of the office of Regional Commissioner for the Arusha Region;

   "stock owner" means the owner or person having the custody of any livestock.

4.   Authorisation of powers or duties

   (1) The Regional Commissioner, or a District Commissioner, may authorise any officer of the Government or local government authority to assist him in carrying out any of the powers or duties under these Rules, and the expression "authorised officer" in these Rules shall mean the officer so authorised by the Regional Commissioner the District Commissioner.

   (2) In these Rules, references to the Regional Commissioner or District Commissioner shall include the authorised officer referred to in subrule (1); except that nothing in these Rules shall be construed as conferring or imposing upon any authorised officer any powers or duties in excess of or other than those which he is authorised to carry out by the Regional Commissioner or District Commissioner, as the case may be.

5.   Powers of Regional Commissioner

   (1) The Regional Commissioner may destock, limit livestock numbers in, and close livestock immigration in the whole or any part of the Arusha Region, and for the purposes of the exercise of this power he may–

   (a)   where he is satisfied that the natural resources of any village or other area of any District are being injured or are deteriorating through overstocking of livestock, reduce the number of livestock at any time in any such village or other area of the District by causing to be removed from that area for disposal by sale or in any other way such proportion of the livestock units in the possession of any stock owner and either on any one occasion or at such annual rate, not exceeding twenty per centum of the total number of livestock units then being in the possession of that stock owner, as he may consider necessary;

   (b)   cause to be limited the number of livestock units which may be kept in any village or other area of any District and may cause to be removed in any given year from that village or other area of a District for disposal by sale or in any other way such proportion of the livestock units in the possession of any stock owner at such rate not exceeding ten per centum of the total number of livestock units then being in the possession of that stock owner, as he may consider necessary to so limit the number of livestock in that village or that other area;

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