ACTS OF PARLIAMENT ACT1960 (CA 7)
Section 1-Acts and Bills
The three next following sections shall apply with respect to the form of Acts of Parliament, and the form of Bills shall correspond therewith.
Every Act shall bear at the head a short title immediately followed by a long title describing the provisions of the Act.
Section 3-Words of Enactment
The provisions of every Act shall be prefaced by the following words of enactment, which shall be taken to extend to all sections of the Act and to my Schedules and other provisions contained thereinó
Section 4-Sub Divisions
If an Act contains more than one enactment it shall be divided into sections and if a section contains more than one enactment it shall be divided into subsections.
Section 5-Preparation of Presentation Copies
(1) As soon as a Bill has been passed by the National Assembly the text of the Bill as passed shall be sent by the Clerk of the Assembly to the Government Printer, who shall print four copies thereof on vellum or on paper of enduring quality and send the copies to the Clerk of the Assembly.
Section 6-The President's Assent
(1) The President shall signify that he assents to a Bill, or that he assents to a part thereof and refuses his assent to the remainder, by signing on each copy of the Bill prepared in accordance with section 5 of this Act a statement to that effect in the form set out in Part III or Part IV of the Schedule to this Act, as the case may require, and causing the Presidential Seal to be affixed thereto.
(1) Acts shall be numbered consecutively from the establishment of the Republic in accordance with the order in which they became Acts, and the numbering shall not begin afresh at the commencement of a calendar year, a new Parliament or any other period.
Section 8-Original Copies
(1) Where the foregoing procedure purports to have been followed in relation to copies of an Act, the copies shall be deemed to be the original copies of the, the Act and shall be conclusive evidence of the terms of the Act, its number and the date of assent.
Every Act shall be published by the Government Printer as soon as may be after the President's assent has been signified, and shall be so publishedó
Section 10-Published Copies to be Evidence
A copy of any Act, other than an original copy, purporting to have been printed or published by the Government Printer shall be prima facie evidence of the terms of the Act, its number and the date of assent.
(1) Except so far as may be otherwise provided in an Act, the Act shall come into operation at the commencement of the day following the day on which the President's assent is signified.
The citation of the short title to an Act shall be sufficient to identify the Act.
Section 13-Act may be Amended or repealed in the Same Session
An Act passed in any session of the National Assembly may be amended or repealed in the same session.
Section 14-Evidence of Pre-Republican Acts and Ordinances
(1) The original copies of Acts of the Constituent Assembly prepared under the order of that Assembly, and the original copies of Acts and Ordinances passed or made after 31st December, 1954, and prepared under the Ordinances Authentication Ordinance (Cap. 2) shall be conclusive evidence of the terms of the Act or Ordinance and of any particulars relating to the Act or Ordinance entered thereon.
Section 15-Commencement of this Act.
This Act shall come into operation at the same time as the Constitution.
The Ordinances Authentication Ordinance (Cap. 2) is hereby repealed.