Acts gives MBMB the authority to legislate and implement the By-Laws in the 277 sq km administration area.

Acts adopted by MBMB:

Local Government Act (Act 171) 1976
  This act outlines the local government’s format, organisational structure, roles and responsibilities comprehensively. The responsibilities in the town and country planning affairs.
Street, Drainage and Building Act (Act 133)
  This act on the other hand illustrates various roles of the local government relating to drainage, maintenance of municipal roads as well as public buildings. Apart from those three acts mentioned, a few other laws including by-laws have been legislated and enforced to facilitate in simplifying the operations of the local government.
Town And Country Planning Act 1976 (Act 172)
  This act is enacted to overcome the shortcomings of the land utilisation planning in the local areas. Act 172 places the main responsibility as the local level physical planner on the local government.
Destruction of Disease-Bearing Insects Act 1975 (Act 154)
  An act to provide for the destruction and control of disease-bearing insects and for the medical examination and treatment of persons suffering from insect-borne diseases and for matters connected therewith.
Food Act 1983 (Act 281)
  A law to protect the public against health hazards and fraud in the preparation, sale and use of food, and for matters incidental thereto or connected therewith.
Road Transport Act 1987 (Act 333)
  An act to make provision for the regulation of motor vehicles and of traffic on roads and other matters with respect to roads and vehicles thereon; to make provision for the protection of third parties against risks arising out of the use of motor vehicles; to make provision for the co-ordination and control of means of facilities for transport; to make provision for the co-ordination and control of means of and facilities for construction and adaptation of motor vehicles; and to make provision for connected purposes.
Rent Control Act 1976 (Act 363)
Distress Act 1951 (Act 255)
Food Regulations 1985

Frequently Compounded Offences:

There are various offences which are subject to be compounded, but the frequently compounded ones are:

Litter – Littering public places
Obstruction – Obstructing by placing items
Trading or peddling without licence
Not complying the requirements of business licence
Not wearing apron or head cover during food handling
Carrying out something which causes disruption


Do you know what is a public place?

A public place covers:

Streets and lanes
Parks/ flower gardens / playgrounds
Fountain areas
Traffic Islands
Rivers and River banks
Public places of interest
Public walkways
Last Updated: Friday, 24 September 2021 - 3:27pm