| The constitution and laws of Belize
109.- (1) The Auditor General shall be appointed by the Governor General acting in accordance with the advice of the Public Services Commission and with the concurrence of the Prime Minister given after consultation with the Leader of the Opposition.
(2) If the office of Auditor General is vacant or if the holder of that office is for any reason unable to exercise the functions of his office, the Governor General, acting in accordance with the advice of the Public Services Commission and wit the concurrence for the Prime Minister given after consultation with the Leader of the Opposition, may appoint a person to act as Auditor General.
(3) A person appointed to act in the office of Auditor General shall, subject to the provisions of subsections (4), (6), (7) and (8) of this section, cease so to act -
a. after a person is appointed to hold that office and has assumed the functions thereof or, as the case may be, when the person in whose place he is acting resumes the functions of that office; or
b. at such earlier time as may be prescribed by the terms of his appointment.
(4) Subject to the provisions o subsection (5) of this section, the Auditor General shall vacate his office when he attains the age of sixty years or such other age as may be prescribed by the National Assembly:
Provided that any law enacted by the National Assembly, to the extent to which it alters the prescribed age after a person has been appointed to be or to act as Auditor General, shall not have effect in relation to that person unless he consents that it should have effect.
(5) The Auditor General may be removed from office only for inability to perform the functions of his office (whether arising from infirmity of mind or body or from any other cease) or for misbehavior, and shall not be so removed except in accordance with the provisions of this section.
(6) The Auditor General shall be removed from office by the Governor General if the question of his removal from office has been referred to the Belize Advisory Council in accordance with the next following subsection and the Belize Advisory Council has advised the Governor General that he ought to be removed from office for inability as aforesaid or for misbehavior.
(7) If the Prime Minster represents to the Governor General that the question of removing the Auditor General under this section ought to be investigated, then -
a. The Governor General shall refer the matter to the Belize Advisory Council which shall sit as a tribunal under the Chairmanship of a member of the Council who holds or has held office as a judge of a superior court of record and who has been deputed to act in that capacity by the Governor General acting in his own deliberate judgment; and
b. the Belize Advisory Council shall enquire into the matter and report on the facts thereof to the Governor General and advise the Governor General whether he should be removed under this section.
(8) If the question of removing the Auditor General from office has been referred to the Belize Advisory Council under the preceding subsection, the Governor General may suspend him from performing the functions of his office, and any such suspension may at any time be revoked by the Governor General and shall in any case cease to have effect if the Belize Advisory Council advises the Governor General that he should not be removed from office.
Constitution of Belize
Chapter I - The State And The Constitution
1. The State
Chapter II - Protection Of Fundamental Rights And Freedoms
Chapter III - Citizenship
Chapter IV - The Governor-general
Chapter V - The Executive
37. Prime Minister
42. Attorney General
45. Deputy Minister
Chapter VI - The Legislature
The House Of Representatives
Powers And Procedure
Chapter VII - The Judiciary
Chapter VIII - The Public Service
109. Auditor General
Chapter IX - Finance
117. Contingencies Fund
119. Public Debt
Chapter X - Miscellaneous
121. Code of conduct
122. National Symbols
125. Removal from office
130. National Seal
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