PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF PESTS AND DISEASES OF PLANTS ACT - 1965 (ACT 307)

    Section - 16 - Interpretation.

    In this Act unless the context otherwise requires-

    "container" means any box, basket, pot, package, case or other receptacle or covering;

    "conveyance" means automobiles, lorries, animal drawn vehicles, aircraft, boats and other means of transportation;

    "covering" means covering of a plant or of a container;

    "disease" means any disease caused by fungus, bacterium, virus or other organism which may be injurious to agricultural or horticultural crops and includes the abnormal conditions of cocoa trees known as "drought dieback" and "swollen shoot";

    "inspector" means a person designated as such by section 5 of this Act;

    "the Minister" means the Minister responsible for agriculture;

    "occupier of land" includes the owner, tenant or any person in charge of the land;

    "pest" means any organism of an animal or vegetable nature which attacks a plant or which may be injurious to agricultural or horticultural crops;

    "plants and plant products" means, trees, shrubs, vines, cuttings, grafts, scions, suckers, buds, fruit pits, and other seeds, roots, tubers, bulbs, rhizomes, shoots, leaves, flowers and fruits; and products from these items whether in a natural dried or manufactured state;

    "prescribed" means prescribed by regulations made under section 15 of this Act.