The Resettlement of Offenders (Declaration of Resettlement Centres) Notice


      The Resettlement of Offenders Regulations

      The Resettlement Centres (Discipline and Order) Regulations



(Section 3)

G.N. No. 135 of 1969

   1. This Notice may be cited as the Resettlement of Offenders (Declaration of Resettlement Centres) Notice.

   2. The places described in the Schedule to this Notice are hereby declared to be Resettlement Centres.

   3. Where the boundaries of a Resettlement Centre are not marked by stone, hedge, fence or otherwise, the officer in charge shall decide whether any place is within the precincts of a Resettlement Centre.



    All those lands at Kitengule in Kagera Region situate approximately twenty-seven miles from Karagwe Township along the main Karagwe/Bukoba Road on the Kitengule Plains bordered by the rivers Kagera and Mwisa, approximately twelve miles from Kyaka and approximately two miles east of Kitengule Prison.


    All those lands situate at Songwe in Mbeya Region approximately twenty-six miles from Mbeya township along the main Mbeya/Tunduma Road and approximately two miles north of Songwe Prison.


   All those lands at Mollo, Sumbawanga, Mbeya Region situate approximately twenty-six miles from Sumbawanga township along the old main Sumbawanga/Mbeya Road and eight miles south-east of Mollo, Sumbawanga Prison.


    All those lands at Wami in Morogoro Region situate approximately thirty-seven miles from Morogoro township along the main Morogoro/Mvomero Road and approximately one mile east of Wami Prison bordered by the River Migombe.


   All those lands at Ngwala in Chunya District, Mbeya Region, situate approximately one hundred and twelve miles from Mkwajuni township to the north-west near Ngwala Ujamaa Village; and occupying an area of seventeen thousand square kilometres, which is bordered by Ngwala Ujamaa Village in the south and by a bush in the south-west.



(Section 18)

G.Ns. Nos.
133 of 1969
145 of 1969

1.   Citation

   These Regulations may be cited as the Resettlement of Offenders Regulations.

2.   Forms

   The forms in the Schedule where applicable and where they are not applicable, forms of like character, with such variations as circumstances may require, shall be used.

3.   Meals

   (1) Every settler shall be served with a minimum of three meals a day.

   (2) The food supplied shall be wholesome in quality and prepared in a cleanly manner and with due regard to the religious custom of the settlers.

   (3) The food supplied to settlers shall be in accordance with the dietary scales for the time being applicable to prisoners confined in a prison and prescribed under the provisions of the Prisons Act *.

   (4) The quality and quantity of the food supplied shall be tested daily by the officer-in-charge or by some person deputed to do so by him, and as often as possible by the medical officer in charge or the medical subordinate.

   (5) Where a settler has been granted permission for his dependants to join him at the resettlement centre the settler shall be responsible for the supply of food to his dependants and in any such case if the settler expresses his desire to have his meals with his dependants he shall be entitled to receive from the officer-in-charge such quantity of uncooked food as may be necessary for his personal consumption or in lieu thereof such sum of money as may be sufficient to meet the cost of such quantity of uncooked food.

4.   Labour

   (1) Every settler shall be required to carry out such work at the centre as the officer-in-charge may direct.

   (2) In allocating work to any settler the officer-in-charge shall have regard to any directions given by the medical officer in respect of the settler.

   (3) Where the medical officer has directed that any settler shall not be required to do any physical labour, the settler shall be exempted from physical labour.

5.   Facilities for the practice of religion

   The officer-in-charge shall accord every settler reasonable facilities to practise his religion.

6.   Visitors

   (1) The officer-in-charge shall permit settlers to receive visitors at least once a week.

   (2) No visitor shall unless otherwise authorised by the officer-in-charge, be entitled to remain within the precincts of the resettlement centre for more than two hours or at any time between 6 p.m. on any day and 7 a.m. the following day.

   (3) A visitor shall be entitled to bring gifts for a settler.

   (4) Notwithstanding subregulation (3) the officer-in-charge may refuse any visitor to introduce into the resettlement centre any article which, in the opinion of the officer-in-charge, is harmful or otherwise undesirable.

7.   Letters

   (1) A settler shall be entitled to receive and, at his own expense, to send out letters.

   (2) Notwithstanding subregulation (1) every settler shall be entitled to send out not more than one letter per month at the expense of the United Republic.

   (3) It shall be lawful for the officer-in-charge to read any letter received or sent out by a settler.

   (4) No settler shall send out without the authority of the officer-in-charge any letter for publication in a newspaper or on the radio.

8.   Housing

   (1) A settler shall be housed in such a manner as the officer-in-charge may determine.

   (2) The number of settlers occupying any room shall be such as to avoid overcrowding, the minimum of thirty square feet being allowed per person, and due regard being had to the health of the settlers.

   (3) A settler who has been permitted to have his spouse join him at the resettlement centre shall be given separate quarters for the residence by himself, his spouse and other dependants, if any.

   (4) It shall be the duty of settlers and their dependants to keep all rooms, quarters and other premises occupied by them, clean.

9.   Hair-cutting and shaving

   (1) A settler shall not be compelled to have his hair cut or to be shaved, but such barbering facilities as may be necessary shall be made available to any settler who wishes to avail himself of the same.

   (2) Notwithstanding subregulation (1) where the medical officer requires any settler to cut his hair or shave for reasons of health or well-being, the settler shall comply with that requirement.

10.   Labour hours

   (1) A settler shall not be required to work for hours more than nine hours a day, on a Sundays and on a public holiday.

   (2) Notwithstanding subregulation (1) it shall be lawful for the officer-in-charge to require a settler on a Sunday and on a public holiday to clean his living quarters, utensils, furniture and other articles in use by the settler and also to participate in the preparation of food.

11.   Register

   The officer-in-charge shall maintain a register of the settlers in the resettlement centre and shall enter therein the following particulars–

   (a)   the name of the settler;

   (b)   the date of the resettlement order;

   (c)   the date of the settler's arrival at the resettlement centre;

   (d)   the date of departure of the settler from the resettlement centre; and

   (e)   such other particulars as the officer-in-charge may consider relevant.

12.   Illness

   Where any settler becomes ill it shall be the duty of the officer-in-charge to report the illness to the medical officer and to place the settler under the treatment of the medical officer.

13.   Leave of absence

   (1) Where the officer-in-charge is satisfied that a settler's conduct at the resettlement centre has been satisfactory he may permit the settler to go on leave of absence for a period not exceeding seven days.

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