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  1. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Representation of the People Law (No. 284 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-07-24 | GHA-1992-L-31892

    Provides for constituencies of Ghana for parliamentary elections, qualification of voters and members of parliament, nomination of candidates and voting at elections, election petitions and other legal proceedings and election offences. Made pursuant to the Provisional National Defence Council (Establishment) Proclamation, 1981.

  2. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Presidential Elections Law (No. 285 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-07-24 | GHA-1992-L-31893

    Provides for qualifications for election as President, qualifications and disqualifications of Vice President, election of President, election results for Presidency, challenge of elections and application of existing electoral laws. This Act is made pursuant to the Provisional National Defence Council (Establishment) Proclamation, 1981.

  3. Ghana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Public Elections (Parliament) Regulations (No. 1537 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-07-20 | GHA-1992-R-31891

    Provides for, inter alia, notice of election, nomination of candidates, withdrawal of candidature, provision of polling station, presiding officers and polling assistants, number of votes and place of voting, voting procedure, results of elections and declaration and publication of results of contested elections. These Regulations are made under the Interim National Electoral Commission Law, 1991.

  4. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Consultative Assembly (Dissolution) Law (No. 286 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-05-14 | GHA-1992-L-31894

    Dissolves the Consultative Assembly and repeals the following enactments: the Consultative Assembly Act (No. 253 of 1991); the Consultative Assembly (Amendment) Act (No. 273 of 1992); the Consultative Assembly (Commencement of Proceedings) Act (No. 261 of 1991); the Committee of Experts (Constitution) Act (No. 252 of 1991); the Committee of Experts (Constitution) (Amendment) Act (No. 258 of 1991). This Act is made pursuant to the Provisional National Defence Council (Establishment) Proclamation, 1981.

  5. Ghana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Armed Forces (Amendment) Regulations (No. 1546 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-05-13 | GHA-1992-R-32378

    Inserts a chapter 211 directly following chapter 210 of the Armed Forces Regulations, 1970 relating to compensation for death, injury or disease during service with the armed forces. Made under the Provisional National Defence Council (Establishment) Proclamation (Supplementary and Consequential Provisions) Act (No. 42 of 1982).

  6. Ghana - - Constitution

    Constitution of the Republic of Ghana (No. 282 of 1992) - African laws and Constitutions on-line Constitution on-line

    Adoption: 1992-04-28 | Date of entry into force: 1993-01-07 | GHA-1992-C-31976

    Contains 26 Chapters and 179 sections, covering matters including fundamental human rights and freedoms, composition of the government and the public service, electoral rights, the judiciary and courts, freedom and independence of the media, the armed forces, and citizenship. Among protected human rights are the right to protection from slavery and forced labour, equality and freedom from discrimination, freedom of association, women's rights, children's rights, rights of disabled persons, and the right to work under satisfactory, safe and healthy conditions.

  7. Ghana - - International agreement

    Accord entre la Confédération suisse et la République du Ghana concernant la promotion et la protection réciproque des investissements, conclu le 8 octobre 1991.

    Adoption: 1991-10-08 | Date of entry into force: 1993-06-16 | INT-1991-IA-53222

  8. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Factories Offices and Shops (Amendment) Act (No. 275 of 1991)

    Adoption: 1991-08-06 | GHA-1991-L-29278

    Amends various amounts listed in the Factories, Offices and Shops Act (No. 328 of 1970). Related sections of the Factories, Offices and Shops Act (Amendment) Act (No. 66 of 1983) are repealed.

  9. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Social Security Act (No. 247 of 1991) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1991-01-01 | GHA-1991-L-31973

    Provides for a new pension scheme to replace the Provident Fund Scheme introduced in 1965. Establishes the Social Security and National Insurance Trust. Composed of 10 Parts and 46 sections, which concern the board of directors of the Trust, its management and staff, financial matters, employers and workers to whom the law applies, contributions, legal proceedings, and benefits and qualifying conditions. Repeals the Social Security Decree (No. 127 of 1972).

  10. Ghana - - Law, Act

    National Commission on Culture Act (No. 238 of 1990)

    Adoption: 1989-12-01 | Date of entry into force: 1990-08-10 | GHA-1989-L-20682

    Provides for the establishment of a Commission responsible for promoting national culture and creative education based on national tradition and values through various programmes and institution-building.

  11. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Immigration Service Law, 1989 (Act 226) . - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1989 | GHA-1989-L-88540

    Sections:
    1. Establishment of Immigration Service.
    2. Membership of Service.
    3. The Board.
    4. The Functions of the Board.
    5. Tenure of Office of Members of the Board.
    6. Meeting of the Board.
    7. The Director of Immigration.
    8. Duty of the Director.
    9. Deputy Directors.
    10. Staff of the Service.
    11. Secretary to the Board.
    12. Administrative Expenses.
    13. Service to Submit Estimate.
    14. Annual Reports.
    15. Accounts.
    16. Internal Auditor.
    17. Transfer of Assets and Liabilities.
    18. Regulations.
    19. Modification of Existing Enactments.
    20. Indemnity for Acts done in Good Faith.
    21. Interpretation

  12. Ghana - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Workmen's Compensation (Calculation of Compensation) Instrument (No. 1371 of 1988)

    Adoption: 1988-09-28 | GHA-1988-M-7105

    This instrument, issued pursuant to s. 36(3) of the Workmen's Compensation Law 1987 [LS 1987-Ghana 1], provides the manner in which compensation to be paid to an injured workman shall be calculated.

  13. Ghana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Merchant Shipping (Certificates of Masters and Engineers) Regulations (No. 1358 of 1988)

    Adoption: 1988-04-22 | GHA-1988-R-6502

  14. Ghana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ghana Seamen's Employment and Welfare Board (Amendment) Rules (No. 8 of 1988)

    Adoption: 1988-03-16 | GHA-1988-R-6628

    Amends the 1974 Rules (E.I. 77) in regard to penalties for employing seamen without using the appropriate employment centre.

  15. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Courts (Amendment) Act) (No. 191 of 1987)

    Adoption: 1987-10-26 | GHA-1987-L-4691

    Amends the Courts Act 1971 (No. 372) in regard to the appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court.

  16. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Workmen's Compensation Act (No. 187 of 1987) - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1987-08-12 | GHA-1987-L-3823

    This Act recasts the law in relation to compensation awarded to workers for personal injuries arising out of and in the course of their employment. It governs, inter alia, the employer's liability in such cases, the distribution of compensation in the event of the worker's death (including a related schedule), degrees of partial incapacity set forth in a schedule, determination of claims, remedies against the employer and third parties, protection of compensation against attachment or assignment, payment of medical expenses and provision of medical aid, and occupational diseases (with 13 such diseases listed in an attached schedule). The new enactment grew out of a study undertaken by the Tripartite National Advisory Committee on Labour. It repeals the Workmen's Compensation Act 1963 (No. 174) and the 1966, 1968 and 1969 amendments thereto. Statutory Instruments made under those Acts remain in force until amended, varied or revoked in accordance with the provisions of the new law.

  17. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority Act (No. 160 of 1986) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1986-06-26 | GHA-1986-L-2720

    The Act establishes the Ports and Harbours Authority and sets rules regarding, inter alia, its functions, assets, staff, finance and powers. In particular, the Authority may regulate pilotage (Part X) and the conduct of persons employed on wharves (s. 31(1)(e)). The Secretary for Transport and Communications is empowered to make regulations, especially in regard to the licensing of porters, carriers and other port workers and the prescribing of masters' duties (s. 110(1)(l) and (p)). The Act also delineates offences and sets penalties.

  18. Ghana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ghana Seamen's Employment and Welfare Board Rules (No. 77 of 1974)

    Adoption: 1974-07-15 | GHA-1974-R-5121

    Sets forth the requirements and procedures for registration as a seaman (Ghanian citizenship, between 18 and 50 years of age, one valid discharge on training course, medically fit). Contains arrangements for the engagement of seamen through the Employment Centre, and provides for discipline, inspection and penalties for infringements. Issued under s. 308 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1963 (No. 183).

  19. Ghana - - International agreement

    Exchange of notes constituting an agreement relating to social security. Done at Accra on 16 May, 10 September and 30 October 1973.

    Adoption: 1973-10-30 | Date of entry into force: 1973-10-30 | INT-1973-IA-25701

  20. Ghana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Social security (Unemployment benefit) regulations (No. 777 of 1972)

    Adoption: 1972-09-08 | Date of entry into force: 1972-07-01 | GHA-1972-R-29929

  21. Ghana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Alien Enterprise Licensing Regulations, 1970 (LI 670). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1970-12-03 | GHA-1970-R-88543

    Implements the Ghanaian Business (Promotion) Act, 1970 (Act 334). Puts restrictions on the establishment and functioning of foreign enterprises in Ghana.

  22. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Factories, Offices and Shops Act (No. 328 of 1970) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1970-05-12 | Date of entry into force: 1970-04-01 | GHA-1970-L-5120

    Deals with registration of factories (including indication of the numbers of male and female employees and of the welfare facilities provided), notification of occupational accidents and illnesses, health and welfare standards (lighting, ventilation, dust, noise, etc.), safety measures, complaints in relation to dangerous conditions and practices, offences and legal proceedings, administration of the Act, duties of persons employed and prohibition on deductions from wages. Repeals the Factories Ordinance (No. 33 of 1952).

  23. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Apprentices Act (Amendment) Decree (No. 364 of 1969)

    Adoption: 1969-06-25 | GHA-1969-L-17899

    Amends the Apprentices Act (No. 45 of 1961/3) by inserting a new s. 3A (Board's power to co-opt) and substituting a new para (h) to s. 4.

  24. Ghana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Aliens (Permits for Prohibited Areas) Regulations 1969 (LI 612). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1969-01-09 | GHA-1969-R-88542

    Made under the Alien's Act 1963 [which has since been repealed], these Regulations set out the procedure for foreigner applying for permits to have access to prohibited areas.

  25. Ghana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cooperative Societies (Amendment) Decree (No. 292 of 1968)

    Adoption: 1968-10-11 | GHA-1968-R-18181

    Amends s. 5 (2) of the Cooperative Societies Decree 1968.

  26. Ghana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cooperative Societies Decree (No. 252 of 1968) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1968-06-17 | GHA-1968-R-18180

    Covers all aspects of cooperation. Repeals the Cooperative Societites Ordinance (Cap. 190).

  27. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Criminal Code 1960 (Act 29). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1961-01-12 | GHA-1960-L-88530

    AN ACT to consolidate and amend the law relating to criminal offences.

  28. Ghana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Civil Service (Interim) Regulations, 1960 (L.I. 47.)

    Adoption: 1960-07-19 | Date of entry into force: 1960-07-01 | GHA-1960-R-77274

    Part I - Civil Service Commission
    Part II - Structure of the Service
    Part III - Filling of Vacancies
    Part IV - Trade Unions
    Part V - Misconduct and Unsatisfactory Service
    Part VI - Leaving the Service
    Part VII - Offences

  29. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure Code, 1960 (Act 30). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1960 | GHA-1960-L-88529

    Sets out the procedures to follow during the arrest, trial, sentencing and incarceration of offenders.

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