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Local Government Act 1976 (Act 171)

This Act comprehensively outlines the establishment, organizational structure, roles and responsibilities of the local government. It also outlines the local government’s responsibilities in matters pertaining to urban and rural planning.

Roads, Drains and Buildings Act 1974 (Act 173)

This Act establishes the roles of local government in relation to maintenance of drainage, public roads and public buildings. Other than the three Acts mentioned, other laws and by-laws have been enacted and enforced to help facilitate the operations of the local government.

Town and Rural Planning Act 1976 (Act 172)

This Act was legislated to overcome the shortcomings in planning land utilization in the local area. This Act (Act 172) places the main responsibility as physical planner to the local government.

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