The role of the Administrator General and Chief Administrative Officer in inheritance matters

a. The Administrator General is a government person responsible for making sure that the property of a dead person is handled well.

b. The person who helps the Administrator General in every district is called the Chief Administrative Officer.

c. The Chief Administrative Officer is the one that recommends to the Administrator General who should be given a certificate of no objection which allow them to get letters of administration.

d. He may be consulted to hold family meetings to resolve disputes over distribution of property and give families advice about how to do this.

What does the Administrator General do?

i. Receives reports of death.

ii. Issues Certificates of No Objection.

iii. Resolves disputes among beneficiaries or family members of the deceased.

iv. Ensures that the rights of beneficiaries, especially minor children and widows, are not violated.


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