By BBN Staff: Today, the Government of Belize informed of the dissolution of village councils.
WHEREAS, Section 10 (1) of the Village Councils Act Chapter 88 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000-2003, provides that the Elections and Boundaries Commission shall, at least seven days before any general election of members of the council becomes due under the provisions of this Act or any regulations made there under, dissolve that council, by Order published in the Gazette and on the radio;
AND WHEREAS, the general election of members of the Village Councils set out in the Schedule hereto becomes due during the period 23rd June, 2019 to 28th July, 2019.
NOW THEREFORE, in exercise of the powers conferred upon it by the aforesaid Section 10 of the Village Councils Act, the Elections and Boundaries Commission hereby dissolves the Village Councils set out in the Schedule hereto with effect from 9th July, 2019.
As from the said July 10, 2019, the following provisions shall apply in accordance with Section 11 of the said Act:-
(a) All the powers, duties and liabilities of the outgoing Council shall, until the constitution of a new Council, be exercised, performed and discharged by the persons who held the posts of Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer of the Council immediately before the dissolution; and
(b) All property belonging to or vested in or in the occupation of the Council shall, during the period aforesaid, vest in and be in the occupation, control and management of the persons indicated in paragraph (a) above.
Dated this 19 June , 2019
Signed: (DOUGLAS SINGH)
ELECTIONS AND BOUNDARIES COMMISSION
VILLAGE COUNCILS DISSOLVED WITH EFFECT FROM 9th JULY, 2019
ORANGE WALK DISTRICT
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