CHAPTER 167. ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS

 CHAPTER 167. ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
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CHAPTER 167. ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS.

Date of commencement. 1ST NOVEMBER, 1954.

CHAPTER 167.

To provide for the division of the Colony for the purposes of administration.

Date of commencement. [1ST NOVEMBER, 1954.]

1. Short title.

This Ordinance may be cited as the Administrative Divisions Ordinance.

2. Division of the Colony into residencies and districts . (1) The Governor may by proclamation divide the Colony into division and such division into districts in such manner as may be convenient for the purposes of administration either by describing the boundaries of any such residency or district or by reference to a map, and may assign names to any such divisions or district.

(2) If a question arises whether any place is or is not within any such division or district or such question does not appear to be determined by any proclamation made under subsection (1) or other evidence, it shall be referred to the Director of Lands and Surveys and a certificate under his hand shall be conclusive on the question and judicial notice shall be taken thereof.

3. Construction of written law.

Where a proclamation has been made under subsection (1) of section 2, the Chief Minister may declare that in any written law then in forceó

(a)any or every reference to any territorial division of the Colony shall be read and construed as a reference to any territorial division mentioned in such proclamation; and

(b)any or every reference to any administrative officer shall be read and construed as a reference to any other administrative officer; and every such law shall be read and construed accordingly.

4. Amendment of Interpretation Ordinance, Cap. 63.

Subsection (1) of section 2 of the Interpretation Ordinance is amended--

(a)by inserting immediately after the definition of the words "dependent Commonwealth territory" the following definition:--

" "district" means one of the districts into which the Colony is for the time being divided in accordance with the provisions of the Administrative Divisions Ordinance;"

(b)by deleting the definition of the words "District Officer" and inserting the following definition in the place thereof:--

" "District Officer" means the officer in charge of a district and includes an Assistant District Officer;"; and

(c)by inserting immediately after the definition of the word "regulations" the following definitions:--

" "residency" means one of the residencies into which the Colony is for the time being divided in accordance with the provisions of the Administrative Divisions Ordinance.

"Resident" means the officer in charge of a residency; ". 5. Repeal. (1) The definitions of "Resident" and "District Officer" appearing in the Ordinances set out in the Schedule are hereby repealed.

(2) The Governor may by order add to the Schedule.

SCHEDULE. (Section 5).

The Criminal Procedure Code (Application) Ordinance.

The Rural Government Ordinance.