Meteorological Services Act
- Commenced on 2 April 2004
- [This is the version of this document at 31 December 2016 and includes any amendments published up to 31 December 2017.]
- [Note: This version of the Act was revised and consolidated by the Law Development Commission of Zimbabwe]
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Meteorological Services Act [Chapter 13:21].
2. InterpretationIn this Act—"Director" means director of the Department;"Department" means the Meteorological Services Department;"fixed date" means the date fixed in terms of subsection (2) of section one as the date on which this Act comes into operation;"Minister" means the Minister of Transport and Communications or any other Minister to whom the President may, from time to time, assign the administration of this Act;"World Meteorological Organisation" is a United Nations specialised agency responsible for global standardisation of meteorological observation, uniform publication of weather statistics and co-ordination of the rapid, unrestricted and free exchange of meteorological and related information.
3. Meteorological services departmentThe Meteorological Services Department in the Ministry of Transport and Communications which existed before the date of commencement of this Act shall continue to operate in accordance with this Act.
4. Functions of the department
5. Director and staff of the department
6. Charges, levies and fees
7. Meteorological services fund
8. Minister may give policy directions
9. Intellectual property rights of department
10. Regulatory powers of the ministerThe Minister may, in consultation with the Director, make regulations prescribing matters that by this Act are required or permitted to be prescribed or that in the opinion of the Minister are necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act.
11. Amendment of schedulesThe Minister may by notice in a statutory instrument amend the First and Second Schedules as and when he or she deems it necessary or desirable for giving effect to the purposes of this Act.
History of this document
02 April 2004