Bill Watch 61/2019 - Maintenance of Peace and Order Act Now Law

BILL WATCH 61/2019

[16th November 2019]

Two Major New Acts Gazetted:

Maintenance of Peace and Order Act

Companies and Other Business Entities Act

Both the above Acts were published in a Government Gazette Extraordinary dated 15th November 2019.  

Both Acts are available on the Veritas website using the hyperlinks given below

Maintenance of Peace and Order Act [link] – already in force

The Act does not fix a date of commencement.  It follows that it came into force as law from the beginning of the date it was published in the Government Gazette: 15th November 2019 [Constitution, section 132].

Companies and Other Business Entities Act [link] – not yet in force

Section 1 of the Act provides that the Act “shall commence on the ninetieth day after the date of its promulgation”.  It follows that the Act will not come into force as law until next year, on 13th February 2020.

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