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- Forced or compulsory labour exacted as a tax and forced or compulsory labour to which recourse is had for the execution of public works by chiefs who exercise administrative functions shall be progressively abolished.
- Meanwhile, where forced or compulsory labour is exacted as a tax, and where recourse is had to forced or compulsory labour for the execution of public works by chiefs who exercise administrative functions, the authority concerned shall first satisfy itself–
- That the work to be done or the service to be rendered is of important direct interest for the community called upon to do the work or render the service;
- That the work or the service is of present or imminent necessity;
- That the work or service will not lay too heavy a burden upon the present population, having regard to the labour available and its capacity to undertake the work;
- That the work or service will not entail the removal of the workers from their place of habitual residence;
- That the execution of the work or the rendering of the service will be directed in accordance with the exigencies of religion, social life and agriculture.