1.   Short title


   2.   Interpretation


   3.   Appointment of officers


   4.   Power to make regulations


   5.   Forfeiture of licence, certificate or permit


   6.   Infliction of summary penalties


   7.   Penalty for causing explosion



Law 31, 1961,
HMC Order 1, 1963,
L.N. 84, 1966,
Act 36, 1968,
S.I. 124, 1977.

An Act to provide for the control of the manufacture, importation, sale, transport, storage, use and disposal of explosives and for matters incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 10th April, 1962]


1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Explosives Act.


2.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context requires-

   "explosives" means-


   (a)   nitroglycerine, dynamite, guncotton, blasting powders, fulminate of mercury or of other metals, coloured fires, and every other substance or mixture which is used or manufactured with a view to producing a practical effort of explosion or a pyrotechnic effect;


   (b)   any fuse, rocket, detonator, cartridge, and every adaptation or preparation of any explosive as herein defined;


   (c)   any other substance which the President may by regulation, made under section 4 declare to be an explosive;

but shall not include any ammunition within the meaning of the Arms and Ammunition Act.

   "military" includes that which pertains to any armed force (including a police force), whether such force is of a regular or irregular character.

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