Protected Places and Areas Act, 1960
- Commenced on 15 June 1960
- [This is the version of this document at 31 December 1996.]
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Protected Places and Areas Act.
2. InterpretationIn this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—"area" includes any building or structure;"authorised officer" means—(a)any police officer of or above the rank of Sub-Inspector;(b)any Assistant District Secretary;(c)any security guard;(d)any person performing the duties of a guard or watchman in a protected place or a protected area authorised in that behalf under the provisions of section four;(e)any other person or class of person declared by the President, by Gazette notice, to be such either generally or in respect of any specified place or area or classes of place or area;"premises" includes any land in Zambia and any building or structure upon such land;"protected area" means any area declared to be a protected area under the provisions of section six;"protected place" means any premises declared to be a protected place under the provisions of section five;"security guard" means a public officer appointed as a security guard.[As amended by G.N. Nos. 112 and 231 of 1964, S.I. No. 66 of 1965, No. 4 of 1968 and Act No. 24 of 1977]
3. Appointment and functions of security guards
4. Authorisation of guards and watchmenAny Assistant District Secretary or any police officer of or above the rank of Assistant Superintendent may authorise in writing any person performing the duties of a guard or watchman in a protected place or a protected area to exercise the powers of an authorised officer in such place or area.
5. Protected places
6. Protected areas
7. Publication of ordersAn order made under this Act shall come into force upon the making thereof, and shall within seven days be published in the Gazette and in a newspaper circulating in the district in which the protected place or protected area to which it relates is situated:Provided that failure to publish an order in a newspaper shall not invalidate such order nor shall it be a defence to any charge under section five or six.[As amended by No. 4 of 1968]
8. Measures for protection of protected place or protected area
9. Safeguarding of information
11. Obstructing authorised officersAny person who wilfully obstructs any authorised officer in the due execution of his duty or the proper exercise of his powers under this Act or any regulations made thereunder shall be guilty of an offence and is liable, on conviction, to imprisonment for a period not exceeding five years.[No. 4 of 1968]
12. Powers of arrest
13. Application to RepublicThe provisions of this Act, other than sections eight, nine and ten, shall bind the Republic.
History of this document
31 December 1996 this version
15 June 1960