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NATIONAL HONOURS AND AWARDS ACT, 2001.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.

   Section

PART I
PRELIMINARY.

   1.   Short title.

   2.   Interpretation.

PART II
PRESIDENTIAL AWARDS COMMITTEE.

   3.   President to confer honours.

   4.   Presidential Awards Committee.

   5.   Functions of the Committee.

   6.   Secretary to the Committee.

   7.   Remuneration.

   8.   Terms of Office.

   9.   Meetings of Committee.

PART III
THE CHANCERY.

   10.   Object of the Chancery.

   11.   Functions of the Chancery.

   12.   The Chancellor.

   13.   The Herald.

   14.   The Master of Ceremonies.

   15.   Functions of Master of Ceremonies.

   16.   Funds of the Chancery.

PART IV
MISCELLANEOUS.

   17.   Revocation of honours.

   18.   Regulations.

   19.   Offences.

   20.   Power of Minister to amend First Schedule.

      First Schedule   Currency point.

      Second Schedule   Titles of honour, their descriptions and incidents.

NATIONAL HONOURS AND AWARDS ACT, 2001.

Commencement: 10 December, 2005.

   An Act to provide for the creation of the Presidential Awards Committee, recognition and conferment of titles of honour, decoration, medals, awards and orders, the establishment of the Chancery, for the custody of awards and to provide for other related matters.

PART I
PRELIMINARY.

1.   Short title.

   This Act may be cited as the National Honours and Awards Act, 2001.

2.   Interpretation.

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   "Chairperson" means the Chairperson of the Committee;

   "Chancery" means the chancery referred to in section 10 of this Act;.

   "Committee" means the Presidential Awards Committee established under section 4;

   "currency point" has the value specified in the First Schedule to this Act;

   "Minister" means the Minister to whom responsibility for this Act is assigned by the President;

   "honour" means a title of honour;

   "Secretary" includes Permanent Secretary; and

   "title of honour" means a decoration, medal, an order or any other dignity specified in the Second Schedule to this Act.

PART II
PRESIDENTIAL AWARDS COMMITTEE.

3.   President to confer honours.

   (1) Subject to this Act, the President may confer a title of honour on any person and may suspend or revoke the title.

   (2) The titles of honour to be conferred under this Act and their descriptions and incidents are those specified in the Second Schedule to this Act.

   (3) The President may, by statutory instrument amend the Second Schedule by deleting or inserting any title of honour.

   (4) Notwithstanding subsection (1), a title of honour conferred on any person by the President before the coming into force of this Act, shall be taken to have been conferred under this Act.

4.   Presidential Awards Committee.

   (1) There is established a Committee to be known as the Presidential Awards Committee.

   (2) The Committee shall consist of—

   (a)   the Chairperson; and

   (b)   eight other members all of whom shall be appointed by the President from among persons of high moral character and proven integrity.

   (3) The Committee may co-opt any person with expert knowledge to guide it in its deliberations.

5.   Functions of the Committee.

   The Committee shall advise the President in respect of persons upon whom titles of honour may be conferred and generally in respect of the President's performance of his or her functions under this Act.

6.   Secretary to the Committee.

   The chancellor shall be the Secretary to the Committee.

7.   Remuneration.

   Members of the Committee shall be paid such emoluments as the Minister in consultation with the Minister responsible for finance may determine.

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