—(1) No registered society shall establish a branch without the prior approval of the Registrar.
(2) The Registrar may refuse to approve the establishment of a branch of the registered society if —
the rules of the society do not provide for the establishment of a branch of the society; or
the rules of the branch of the society are such as to make it an independent society not adequately under the control of the society.
(3) Where a registered society establishes a branch without the prior approval of the Registrar the branch so established shall be deemed to be an unlawful society.
(4) Any person who is aggrieved by the decision of the Registrar under this section may within 30 days from the date of the decision appeal to the Minister whose decision shall be final.