Agricultural Resources Conservation - General (Ss 27-30)

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1. Short title

2. Interpretation

Agricultural Resources Board

3. Establishment of Board

4. Composition of Board

5. Tenure of office

6. Disqualification of members and vacation of office

7. Proceedings

8. Committees

Functions and Duties of the Board

9. Functions of the Board

10. Powers of the Board

11. Directions on policy

12. Annual report to Minister

13. Other reports to Minister

14. Notice of investigations and enquiries

15. Evidence and witnesses

Conservation and Improvement of Agricultural Resources

16. Powers of Board to issue orders and make regulations

17. Additional powers of the Board

18. Construction of works by the Board

19. Special provisions regarding the control of livestock

20. Conservation and subordinate conservation committees

21. Functions of conservation and subordinate conservation committees

22. Powers of committees

23. Entry upon land


24. Appeals to the Minister

25. Operation of prohibitions and restrictions pending appeal

26. Finality of decision of the Minister


27. Charge upon land

28. Regulations

29. Penalties

30. Saving

Act 39, 1972,
S.I. 88, 1974,
Act 17, 1979.

An Act to make provision for the conservation and improvement of the agricultural resources of Botswana; to establish an Agricultural Resources Board and to define its powers and functions; to provide for conservation committees and subordinate conservation committees and prescribe their functions; and to provide for matters incidental to the foregoing.

Part:VI General (ss 27-30)

[Ch3506s27]27. Charge upon land

(1) If any person has under any of the provisions of this Act become indebted to the State in his capacity as owner of any land registered in the Deeds Registry, the Registrar of Deeds shall, at the request of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture made and given effect to while such person is owner of such land, enter such indebtedness upon the title-deeds to such land as a charge upon such land and the whole amount of such indebtedness shall be recoverable from such person or from any subsequent owner of the land so long as the charge remains registered.

(2) Any charge entered under subsection (1) shall rank prior for all purposes to any charge of later date registered against the title to the land and shall remain registered against the title until the Registrar of Deeds is satisfied that the indebtedness has been discharged in full and that the Minister responsible for finance has consented to the cancellation of the charge.

[Ch3506s28]28. Regulations

The Minister may make regulations for the better carrying out of the objects and purposes of this Act and for giving effect to its principles and provisions, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing may make regulations-

(a) prescribing anything which in terms of this Act is to be or may be prescribed;

(b) regulating and prescribing the practice and procedure to be followed, the forms to be used and the fees to be paid in connection with proceedings of the Board or appeals before the Board.

[Ch3506s29]29. Penalties

A person guilty of an offence under this Act shall be liable to a fine not exceeding P1000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months, or to both.

[Ch3506s30]30. Saving

Nothing in this Act shall be construed so as to conflict with or derogate from any of the provisions of the Cap. 34:01 Water Act, the Cap. 66:01 Mines and Minerals Act, or the Cap. 66:03 Precious and Semi-Precious Stones (Protection) Act, and the provisions of this Act shall not be taken to apply to any matter or case which the provisions of any of the said Acts are designed to regulate, decide or control.