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CALL FOR COMMENTS ON THE TANGANYIKA LAW SOCIETY BILL

Reference is made to the Written Laws ( Miscellaneous Amendments) (No.8) Act of 2019 which, among other things, has amended the Tanganyika Law Society Act, Cap. 307.

The Governing Council convened its 4th Extra-Ordinary Meeting to deliberate on the effects of the proposed amendments to the TLS. In that effect, the Governing Council is of the opinion that there are some provisions in the proposed amendments which are detrimental to the Society particularly on the issue of AGM by way of representation (see sections 57(3) of the Miscellaneous Amendment No. 8 of 2019; the manner of conducting General elections (see section 52 (1) of the Miscellaneous Amendment No. 8 of 2019); the Tenure of the Governing Council (see sections52(5) of the Miscellaneous Amendment No. 8 of 2019); and the requirement for removal of the Executive Director from the office (see sections see sections 56(8) and 56 (9) of the Miscellaneous Amendment No. 8 of 2019).

The Governing Council resolved, among other things, to call for comments from all members in respect of the said TLS Bill so as to prepare the TLS comments on the Bill and further communicate the same to the Ministry of the Constitution and Legal Affairs and Parliamentary Committee for Constitution and Legal Affairs.

By this email, you are all requested to read the attached Written Laws ( Miscellaneous Amendments) (No.8) Act of 2019 particularly on amendments of the TLS Act and send us your comments via tlsbill@tls.or.tz on or before Monday, 24th November 2019.

Your comments will then be compiled by the TLS Constitutional and Legal Affairs Committee and finally, the TLS comments on the said Bill will be prepared and approved by the Council for further action.

Click here to preview the bill ==>>  WRITTEN LAWS (NO. 8) ACT 2019 (11.11.2019)

Thank you for your attention.

Kind Regards,

TLS Secretariat.

 

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