|PART VIII - ESTABLISHEMENT OF THE BOARD|
tion of the
|27. (1) For the purposes of this Act there is hereby and
established a Board
to be known as the Workers' Compensation Trustee Board
(hereinafter referred to as the "Board").
(2) The Board shall consist of-
(a) the following members appointed by the Minister-
(i) one member not being a public servant, who should be the
(ii) three persons being members of the Employers Consultative
(iii) one person being a member of the Malawi Chamber of
(iv) two persons each being a member of a different registered
(v) one person being a member of the Insurance Association of
(vi) one person being a member of the Medical Council of
(vii) one person being a member of the Nurses and Midwifes
b) the following members, ex officio-
(i) the Secretary for Labour and Vocational Training; and
(3) The Board shall,
from amongst its members, elect one member to
office of the
of the Board
|28. (1) A member of the Board, other than a member ex officio
office for such period not exceeding two years as specified in the
instrument of his appointment.
(2) Upon expiry of the period for which a member is appointed he shall
continue to hold office until his successor has been appointed, but
in no case shall such further period exceed three months.
(3) The office of a member of the
Board, other than a member ex-officio,
(a) upon his death,
(b) if he is absent without valid excuse from three consecutive
(c) upon expiry of three months notice in writing of his intention to
(d) if he becomes of unsound mind; and
(e) if he becomes an undischarged bankrupt.
members of the Board
|29. Members of the Board shall be paid such allowances, as the
|Secretary||30. The-Commissioner shall be the Secretary to the Board.
|31. (1) The Board shall meet at places and times as the Board determines,
and such meetings shall be convened by the Chairman.
(2) In the absence of the Chairman,
the Vice Chairman shall preside and
(3) The Board shall conduct its
meetings in such manner as the Board
(4) A simple majority of the Board shall constitute a quorum.
(5) At all meetings of the Board
the person presiding shall have a
(6) Minutes of each meeting of
the Board shall be kept by the Secretary
of the Board
|32. The Board may, as it deems appropriate, establish one or more
committees to carry out any special or general functions determined
by the Board and may delegate to any such committee such of the
functions of the Board as it may deem expedient.
33. (1) The Board shall be responsible for overseeing the administration of
the Fund with the view to ensuring maximum efficiency and shall
have such further functions and powers in relation to the execution
and administration of this Act as are conferred upon it by this Part
or by any regulations made under this Act.
(2) Without derogation from the
generality of subsection (1), the
(a) to make recommendations to the Minister as to the maximum
(b) to administer the Workers' Compensation Fund;
(d) to consider data on work related accidents and injuries and
(3) The Board may,
out of its funds, purchase, take on lease or hire or
|Regulations|| 34. The Minister may, on the recommendation of the Board, make
regulations for the better carrying out of the provisions of this Act and,
without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, such regulations
may make provisions for-
(a) prescribing procedures, forms and fees;
(b) prescribing anything
which is to be or may be prescribed under this
(c) requiring employers
to keep such records and to make such