Statutory Bodies (Control of Contracts) Act
- Assented to on 26 August 1966
- Commenced on 22 June 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 Statutory Bodies (Control of Contracts) Act.
3. Power of appropriate minister to issue orders
4. Duties of statutory bodies in respect of future contracts
5. Approval of contracts
6. Power of appropriate Minister to require informationThe appropriate Minister may require any statutory body to furnish him with such information relating to its requirements with regard to the supply of goods or services as he considers desirable to enable him to carry out his functions under this Act.
7. Consequences of entering into contract without approval
8. Establishment of Councils of Inquiry
9. Functions of Council of InquiryThe functions of a Council of Inquiry shall be—
10. Power of appropriate Minister to direct an inquiry
11. Scope of inquiryWhere an existing contract is referred to a Council of Inquiry by the appropriate Minister under section 10, the Council of Inquiry shall investigate the circumstances in which the contract was entered into, and in particular shall inquire into—
12. Matters to be included in report of Council of InquiryThe report of the Council of Inquiry to be furnished to the appropriate Minister in relation to an existing contract shall contain the committee’s conclusions on the matters referred to in section 11 (a) to (f) inclusive and, in particular, shall express an opinion on the desirability or otherwise of the contract in the public interest, and the report shall include recommendations as to whether or not the contract should be terminated, varied or be continued, subject if necessary to terms and conditions to be imposed by the Minister, and in the latter event the report shall include the advice of the Council as to the terms and conditions, if any, which the appropriate Minister should impose.
13. Powers of appropriate Minister on receipt of report
14. Penalty for violation of condition in OrderAny person who violates a condition in an Order made under section 13 shall be liable to a fine of K2,000 or to imprisonment for two years.
15. Application of certain sections of the Commissions of Inquiry Act to Councils of InquirySections 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 15 of the Commissions of Inquiry Act shall apply to a Council of Inquiry and the members thereof as though the Council and the members had been appointed a Commission and Commissioners, respectively under that Act.[Cap. 18:01]
History of this document
31 December 2014 this version
26 August 1966
22 June 1966