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Acquisition of Farm Equipment or Material Act [Chapter 18:23]
As amended up to February 03, 2006

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Acquisition of Farm Equipment or Material Act [Chapter 18:23]1
Act 7/2004, 6/2005 (s.26)2.

To provide for the acquisition of farm equipment or material not being used for agricultural purposes; to amend section 5 of the Land Acquisition Act [Chapter 20:10]; and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing.
[Date of commencement: 3rd September, 2004 (date of publication in Government Gazette)]

ENACTED by the President and Parliament of Zimbabwe.

1 Short title
This Act may be cited as the Acquisition of Farm Equipment or Material Act [Chapter 18:23].

2 Interpretation
(1) In this Actó

“acquiring authority” means the Minister of Special Affairs in the President's Office responsible for Lands, Land Reform and Resettlement or any other Minister to whom the President may from time to time assign the administration of this Act;

“designated valuation officer” means a person who is designated as a valuation officer in terms of section five;

“farm equipment” means movables used for agricultural purposes on any agricultural land acquired for resettlement purposes under the Land Reform Programme, including irrigation equipment not embedded in the ground, tractors, ploughs, disc harrows, trailers, combine harvesters, pumps not permanently attached to the land, sprinklers, risers, movable storage facilities and Modrho tobacco curers;

"farm material" means material used for agricultural purposes on any agricultural land acquired for resettlement purposes under the Land Reform Programme, including seed, fertiliser, farm feed and chemicals intended for the destruction of any noxious plant or insect or for the prevention, treatment or cure of any disease, infestation or other unhealthy or unfavourable condition of livestock, poultry, domesticated animals and plants;

“identify”, in relation to farm equipment or material or any item thereof, means include in an inventory compiled in terms of section four;

“Land Reform Programme” means the Land Reform Resettlement Programme and Implementation Plan (Phase 2), published in April, 2001 (as re-issued and amended from time to time), in connection with the programme of acquiring agricultural land for resettlement purposes which commenced under the terms of the Land Acquisition Act [Chapter 20:10] on the 23rd May, 2000.

(2) Any word or expression which has not been defined in subsection (1) and to which a meaning has been assigned in any provision of the Land Acquisition Act [Chapter 20:10] shall have the same meaning when used in this Act.

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1 As amended by section 26 of the General Laws Amendment Act, 2005 (No. 6 of 2005)
with effect from the 3rd February, 2006.
2 General Laws Amendment Act, 2005 (No. 6 of 2005) (date of commencement: 3rd February, 2006.

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