This Act: provides for the establishment of localities and local authorities; provides for functioning of local authorities; defines functions and powers of local councils and councillors; and establishes the Local Government Service Commission, the Local Government Finance Committee and the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Decentralization.Localities are established by this Act or, pursuant to this Act, by the President. A locality shall be administered by a local council which shall be a body corporate. Local councils shall have legislative and executive powers as defined by this Act and shall, among other things: promote development of the locality, protect the environment and perform a wide variety functions devolved to it under this Act and listed in the Third Schedule. These functions include the carrying out of tasks in the following sectors: agriculture, forestry, mining, water supply, land surveying and registration, land rights and development control and fisheries.
Amended by: Local Government (Amendment) Act, 2016 (No. 11 of 2016). (2016-07-07)
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