3. Legal framework of GIAMA
The Constitution mandates the National Government to pass legislation for all spheres of government if the purpose is to establish uniformity and to set minimum norms and standards with regard to service delivery.
In 2003, Cabinet mandated the Minister of Public Works to develop a policy framework to govern immovable asset management throughout Government and to implement that policy by means of legislation.
In 2005, Cabinet approved the Government-wide Immovable Asset Management Policy and the introduction of legislation.
The Government Immovable Asset Management Bill [B1-2006] was tabled in Parliament in Feb 2006.
In March 2007, the Bill was adopted by the National Assembly.