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Public Seal Act, 1964 (Chapter 8)

This is the latest version of this legislation commenced on 31 Dec 1996.


Public Seal Act, 1964

Chapter 8

  • Commenced on 24 October 1964

  • [This is the version of this document at 31 December 1996.]

[56 of 1964]An Act to prescribe the Public Seal of the Republic; to provide for the custody thereof; and to provide for matters incidental thereto or connected therewith.

1. Short title

This Act may be cited as the Public Seal Act.

2. Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—"the President" means the President of the Republic;"the Republic" means the Republic of Zambia.

3. The Public Seal

The Public Seal of the Republic shall be the following device:

4. Custody of the Public Seal

(1)The President may appoint a person holding office in the service of the Republic to be the Custodian of the Public Seal and may give directions as to the manner in which it shall be kept and used.
(2)In the absence of any such appointment, the President shall be the Custodian of the Public Seal.

5. Authentication

Whenever the Public Seal is affixed to any document or other thing, the affixation shall be authenticated by the signature of the Custodian of the Public Seal.