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CASSAM UTEEM FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN ACT Act 15 of 1999 – 3 July 1999

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

SECTION 1. Short title 2. Interpretation 3. Establishment of Foundation 4. Objects of Foundation 5. The Board 6. —

7. Donations and legacies 8. Exemption 9. Publication of accounts

10. Dissolution of Foundation 11. Regulations SCHEDULE



CASSAM UTEEM FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN ACT

1. Short title

This Act may be cited as the Cassam Uteem Foundation for Children Act.

2. Interpretation

In this Act—

“Board” means the Board referred to in section 5;

“Foundation” means the Cassam Uteem Foundation for Children estab- lished under section 3.

3. Establishment of Foundation

There is established for the purposes of this Act the Cassam Uteem Foundation for Children which shall be a body corporate.

4. Objects of Foundation

The objects of the Foundation shall be—

(a) to provide assistance in the field of education and health to needy children; and

(b) to promote the welfare of children generally.

5. The Board

(1) The Foundation shall be managed by a Board which shall consist of—

(a) a Chairperson who shall be appointed by the Prime Minister;

(b) 2 members who shall be appointed by the Prime Minister;

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(c) a representative of the Ministry responsible for the subject of education;

(d) 3 members to be appointed by the Prime Minister after consulta- tion with the Uteem family.

(2) The Board may co-opt 2 members who shall be chosen from persons capable of helping in the advancement of the objects of the Foundation.

(3) The members of the Board shall hold office for a period of one year and shall be eligible for reappointment.

(4) The members of the Board shall appoint from among themselves a Secretary and a Treasurer.

(5) No member of the Board shall receive any fee or remuneration for his services.

(6) The Board shall—

(a) hold its meetings at such time and place as the Chairperson thinks fit; and

(b) be convened by the Secretary as often as may be requested by the Chairperson, or upon a request addressed to the Chairperson by any 3 members of the Board.

(7) Three members shall constitute a quorum.

6. —

7. Donations and legacies

Article 910 of the Code Civil Mauricien shall not apply to the Foundation.

8. Exemption

No stamp duty or registration fee shall be payable in respect of any document under which the Foundation is the sole beneficiary.

9. Publication of accounts

The Board shall on or before 1 September in every year publish in the Ga- zette an audited statement of its accounts in respect of the 12 months ending on 30 June in that year.

10. Dissolution of Foundation

(1) The Foundation may be dissolved by the unanimous decision of the Board.

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(2) Where the Foundation is dissolved, all assets remaining after winding up shall be transferred to such charitable institution or be used for such charitable cause as may be designated by the Board.

11. Regulations

(1) The Board may make such regulations as it thinks fit for the purposes of this Act.

(2) Notwithstanding the Interpretation and General Clauses Act, regula- tions made under subsection (1) shall not be required to be— (a) approved by the Minister; (b) laid before the Assembly; and (c) published in the Gazette.



SCHEDULE [Section 6]

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