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Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management
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Disaster Act of 1993

1. Short title.
2. Interpretation.
3. Establishment of the Office
4. Principal objects of Office.
5. Functions.
6. Policy directions.
7. Appointment of Director-General and other officers and agents.
8. Pensions, gratuities and other retiring benefits.
9. Funds.
10. Accounts and audits.
11. Annual report and estimates.
12. Minister may declare disaster areas.
13. Regulations.
14. Exemption from customs duty.
15. Exemption from income tax, stamp duties and transfer tax.
16. Offences penalties.
17. Protection of officers, employees and authorized persons.


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