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Title:Company law in East Africa: present and future (with particular reference to Tanzania Mainland)
Author:Katende, J.W.
Periodical:Eastern Africa Law Review
Geographic term:Tanzania
Subject:company law
Abstract:In 1959 Tanganyika, following Uganda and Kenya, passed an Ordinance (Cap. 419) intended to replace the present Companies Ordinance, Cap. 212 Cap. 419 is virtually identical to the present Uganda and Kenya statutes, both of which made a number of modifications to suit local conditions. It has neither been brought into force nor repealed; and the outdated Cap. 212 continues to regulate the commercial life of Tanganyika. Part 1 of the article describes the salient differences between Cap. 212 and the company laws of Uganda and Kenya (which are substantially identical to Cap. 419) and the changes which would result if any of the East African countries adopted the amendments embodied in the English Companies Act of 1967; part 2 considers whether Tanganyika should bring Cap. 419 into force, or whether she should adopt either the changes brought about by the English Act of 1967, or an entirely new Companies Act, more suited to her conditions. Notes.