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SELF-HELP PROJECTS ACT.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.

   Section

PART I
INTERPRETATION.

   1.   Interpretation.

PART II
PLANNING OF SELF-HELP PROJECTS.

   2.   Chiefs to submit programmes.

   3.   Self-help projects to be mainly by communal effort.

   4.   Programme to be examined by district planning committee.

   5.   Duty of provincial planning committee in respect of self-help projects.

   6.   Governor to consult with Minister before approving reports in certain cases.

   7.   Certain self-help projects not to proceed before approval.

   8.   Part II of this Act not to apply to general clean-up campaigns, etc.

PART III
ORGANISATION OF SELF-HELP PROJECTS.

   9.   Project days.

   10.   Additional project days.

   11.   Change of project days.

   12.   Residents to assemble.

PART IV
MISCELLANEOUS.

   13.   Payments in lieu of work.

   14.   Application for exemption.

   15.   Offences and penalties.

   16.   Amendment of Schedule.

   17.   Regulations.

 

      Schedule   Projects which may be undertaken in rural or urban areas.

 

CHAPTER 245
SELF-HELP PROJECTS ACT.

Commencement: 28 July, 1975.

   An Act to provide for self-help projects and other matters connected therewith.

 

PART I
INTERPRETATION.

 

1.   Interpretation.

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   (a)   "appropriate authority" means—

      (i)   in any rural area, a subcounty chief;

      (ii)   in any urban area, a town clerk;

   (b)   "exempted person" means a person granted an exemption under section 14;

   (c)   "governor" means the person appointed governor of the province;

   (d)   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for local government;

   (e)   "planning committee" in relation to a district or province means the person or body of persons appointed under any law for the time being in force, or prescribed under this Act, as the planning authority for each such area.

 

PART II
PLANNING OF SELF-HELP PROJECTS.

 

2.   Chiefs to submit programmes.

   (1) Three months or earlier before the end of every calendar year, every subcounty chief shall submit to the county chief a programme of self-help projects to be carried out within his or her area during the next ensuing calendar year.

   (2) The county chief shall then forward to the district planning committee, not later than two months from the end of the year, a programme for the county embracing all the projects proposed by the subcounty chiefs, together with his or her own comments on each such project.

   (3) The programme of self-help projects submitted by a county chief shall include the following—

   (a)   the list of projects planned for the year, which may be any type of work specified in the Schedule to this Act;

   (b)   the approximate date for the commencement and the duration of each project;

   (c)   the estimated cost and financial resources, if any, at the disposal of the subcounty, whether through the voluntary contribution of its residents or otherwise, for any project;

   (d)   the manpower and technological resources likely to be obtained by the subcounty on its own, for each project and for what periods; and

   (e)   the type and amount of assistance likely to be required from the Government for any project.

   (4) Every county chief submitting a programme under subsection (2) shall ensure that the programme has been brought to the notice of the residents of the area affected by the projects and has been the subject of free and thorough discussion by those residents or their local council, if any, and any objections to the programme, order of priority and any other similar matters noted by him or her, for transmission to the district planning committee.

   (5) Contributions made in one county or subcounty, as the case may be, for the purposes of a project of that county or subcounty, shall not be transferred or otherwise employed outside the county or subcounty, as the case may be, without the consent of the residents of the areas concerned, signified through their local councils, if any.

   (6) Any contributions collected by a county or subcounty shall be handed over by the county chief to the district commissioner for safe custody.

   (7) Any district commissioner entrusted with custody of any monies under subsection

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