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1130 TRADITIONAL CHIEFS AND HEADS OF VILLAGES
 


    Traditional chiefs and heads of villages perform a variety of legislative, administrative and ceremonial tasks and duties, determined by ancient traditions, as well as by the division of rights and responsibilities between village chiefs and the local, regional and national authorities.

    Tasks include -

    (a) allocating the use of communal land and other resources among households in the community or village;

    (b) collecting and distributing surplus production of the community or village;

    (c) settling disputes between members of the community or village;

    (d) disciplining members of the community or village for violation of rules and customs;

    (e) performing ceremonial duties in connection with births, marriages, deaths, harvests and other traditional feasts;

    (f) representing the community or village on local or regional councils;

    (g) being responsible for informing the community or village about government rules and regulations;

    (h) performing related tasks;

    (i) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Chief, village
  • Head, village


   
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 Updated 16 September 2004, by VA.