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Lotteries Act, 1997 (Act No. 57 of 1997)

Part I : The National Lottery

Chapter 3 : Distribution of net proceeds of National Lottery

26B. Function, composition, appointments and conditions of service of distributing agency

 

 

(1) The distributing agency shall be responsible for—
(a) considering, evaluating and adjudicating applications for grants or recommendations of funding of worthy good causes received from the Commission; and
(b) preparing reports on grants already awarded and on the performance of its functions to the board on a quarterly basis or as and when requested by the board.

 

(2) The number of the distributing agency members in each category shall be determined by the Minister after consultation with the board in line with the size of the funds in such category: Provided that such number shall not exceed nine in each category.

 

(3) Members of the distributing agency shall be appointed for a period of five years, which may be renewed only once, to serve on a full-time basis as members of the distributing agency and staff members of the Commission responsible for adjudication of applications for grants or recommendations of funding of worthy good causes received from the Commission.

 

(4) The Minister may, after consultation with the board—
(a) appoint persons with suitable combination of qualifications, skills and expertise to consider, evaluate and adjudicate applications for grants or recommendations of funding of worthy good causes received from the Commission on such terms and conditions determined by the Minister in consultation with the Minister of Finance; and
(b) designate one person from amongst the members of the distributing agency as a full-time chairperson, for a non-renewable period of five years on such terms and conditions determined by the Minister in consultation with the Minister of Finance.

 

(5) A member designated as a full-time chairperson shall upon the expiry of such period become an ordinary member entitled only to ordinary full-time member’s conditions of appointment and remuneration unless his or her appointment as a member of the distributing agency has expired.

 

[Section 26B inserted by section 24 of Act No. 32 of 2013]