Public Stores Act
- Assented to on 23 April 1966
- Commenced on 4 May 1966
- [This is the version of this document at 31 December 2014.]
- [Note: This version of the Act was revised and consolidated in the Fifth Revised Edition of the Laws of Malawi (L.R.O. 1/2018), by the Solicitor General and Secretary for Justice under the authority of the Revision of the Laws Act.]
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Public Stores Act.
2. InterpretationIn this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—“Government property” and “property of the Government” means any property of the Government of Malawi;“stores” includes all goods and chattels and any single store or article.
3. Marks in First Schedule appropriated for public stores
4. Marks in Schedules to be prima facie proof of ownership by GovernmentWhere in any proceedings, whether under this Act or under any other law and irrespective of whether such proceedings be of a criminal or of a civil nature, it is proved that any stores which are the subject matter of such proceedings have had applied thereto any of the marks described in the First or the Second Schedule, such proof shall be prima facie evidence that such stores are the property of the Government.
5. Obliteration with intent to concealAny person who, with intent to conceal the property of the Government in any stores, takes out, destroys or obliterates, wholly or in part, any mark described in the First or the Second Schedule shall be guilty of a felony and shall be liable to imprisonment for seven years.
6. Power to amend First ScheduleThe Minister may, by notice published in the Gazette, add to or delete from the stores and marks set forth in the First Schedule.
History of this document
31 December 2014 this version
04 May 1966
23 April 1966