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Who Can Remove A VDC Member From Office?

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First let us consider who can be a member of a Village Development Committee. According to section 93 of the Local Government Act,

“A Village Development Committee shall consist of –

(a) a chairperson selected from among the members of the Committee; 

(b) one male and one female representing each kabilo in the village, selected by the kabilos;

(c) one male and one female representing each community-based organisation; 

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(d) a representative of youth groups in the village; 

(e) such other persons as the Village Development Committee shall determine.”

The question now arises: who can remove a VDC member? 

Section 95 subsection  (1) of the Local Government Act states:

“A member of a Village Development Committee may be expelled from the Committee for good reason or just cause, of which the Committee shall be the sole judge, by not less than two-thirds of all the members of the Committee.”

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