ESTABLISHMENT, INCORPORATION AND CONSTITUTION OF AUTHORITY
3. There is hereby established a body to be known as the Building and Construction Authority which shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal and shall, by that name, be capable of —
suing and being sued;
acquiring, owning, holding and developing or disposing of property, both movable and immovable; and
doing and suffering all such other acts or things as a body corporate may lawfully do and suffer.
—(1) All deeds and other documents requiring the seal of the Authority shall be sealed with the common seal of the Authority and all instruments to which the common seal is affixed shall be signed by any 2 members generally or specially authorised by the Authority for the purpose or by one member and the Chief Executive.
(2) All courts, judges and persons acting judicially shall take judicial notice of the common seal of the Authority affixed to any document and shall presume that it was duly affixed.
—(1) A member of the Authority shall hold office for such term not exceeding 3 years as the Minister shall specify in his appointment, and may from time to time be re-appointed.
(2) Any member of the Authority may at any time by notice in writing to the Minister resign his office.
(3) The Minister may, at any time, revoke the appointment of any member without assigning any reason.
(4) If a member dies or resigns or has his appointment terminated, the Minister may appoint a person to fill the vacancy for the residue of the term for which the vacating member was appointed.
(5) The Authority shall pay to the Chairman, the Deputy Chairman and other members of the Authority such salaries, fees and allowances as the Minister may, from time to time, determine.
—(1) At all meetings of the Authority, 4 members shall form a quorum.
(2) The Chairman or, in his absence, the Deputy Chairman shall preside at all meetings of the Authority and, in their absence, the members present shall elect one of their number to preside.
(3) Meetings of the Authority shall be held at such times and places as the Chairman may determine.
(4) All questions arising at any meeting shall be decided by a majority of votes of the members present and voting.
(5) At any meeting of the Authority, the Chairman or, in his absence, the Deputy Chairman shall have a deliberative vote and, in the case of an equality of votes, he shall also have a casting vote.
(6) The validity of any proceedings of the Authority shall not be affected by any vacancy amongst its members or by any defect in the appointment of any member.
(7) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Authority may regulate its own proceedings.
—(1) A member of the Authority who is in any way, directly or indirectly, interested in a transaction or project of the Authority shall disclose the nature of his interest at a meeting of the Authority.
(2) The disclosure by a member shall be recorded in the minutes of the Authority and the member shall not take part in any deliberation of the Authority with respect to the transaction or project.
(3) For the purpose of determining whether there is a quorum, a member shall be treated as being present at a meeting notwithstanding that under subsection (2) he cannot vote or has withdrawn from the meeting.