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  1. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Free Zones (Amendment) Act, 2002 (Act No. 618). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2002-04-05 | GHA-2002-L-92292

    Amends section 34 by adding a new subsection (4) concerning tax obligations foreign employees towards the Ghana Government.

  2. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Ghana AIDS Commission Act, 2002 (Act No. 613), 16 January 2002 - Act online Act on-line

    Adoption: 2002-01-16 | GHA-2002-L-70200

    Establishes the Ghana AIDS Commission and sets out its functions and organisation.

  3. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Fisheries Act, 2002 (Act - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2002-01-16 | GHA-2002-L-88535

    AN ACT to consolidate with amendments the law on fisheries, to provide for the regulation and management of fisheries, for the development of the fishing industry and the sustainable exploitation of fishery resources and for related matters.

    Repeals the Fisheries Law, 1991 (P.N.D.C.L. 256) other than Part One, (Building and Importation of Motor Fishing Vessels) and the Fisheries Commission Act, 1993 (Act 457).

  4. Ghana - - Law, Act

    National Reconciliation Commission Act, 2002 (No. 611). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2002-01-09 | GHA-2002-L-61829

    Provides for establishment of National Reconciliation Commission. Its purpose is to seek and promote national reconciliation among people of Ghana by recommending appropriate redress for persons who have suffered any injury, hurt, damage, grievance or who have in any other manner been adversely affected by violations and abuses of their human rights arising from activities or inactivities of public institutions and persons holding public office during periods of unconstitutional government. Part II regulates investigations and proceedings by the Commission.

  5. Ghana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Immigration Regulations, 2001 (L.I. 1691). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2001-07-19 | Date of entry into force: 2001-11-10 | GHA-2001-R-61123

    Made under Immigration Act 2000. Regulates the following issues: examination and conditions of entry, persons to produce passports, visas and entry permits, emergency entry permits, re-entry visa, transit visa, transit passangers, visitor's visa, residence permit, indefinite residence status, indefinite residence for foreign spouses, loss of indefinite residence status, application for right of abode, security for repatriation expenses, employment of foreign nationals, penalty for illegal employment, return of passengers, and forms to be completed on leaving.

  6. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Citizenship Regulation, 2001. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2001-07-19 | GHA-2001-L-88541

    1. Notification of citizenship of an adopted child
    2. Oath of allegiance and adopted child
    3. Application for citizenship by registration
    4. Application for citizenship by naturalisation
    5. Submission of application
    6. Oath of allegiance
    7. Issue of Certificates
    8. Investigation of application of citizenship
    9. Evidence in support of application
    10. Dual citizenship
    11. Certificate of Dual Citizenship
    12. Use of travel documents by dual nationals
    13. Renunciation of citizenship
    14. Deprivation of citizenship
    15. Registers to be kept
    16. Variation of forms
    17. Certification of copies
    18. Attestation
    19. Fees
    20. Interpretation
    21. Revocation

  7. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Holidays Act, 2001 (Act 601). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2001 | GHA-2001-L-88538

    Sets out the holidays in Ghana. Provides for penalties for not respecting these holidays.

  8. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Citizenship Act, 2000 (No. 591). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2000-12-29 | GHA-2000-L-59377

    Consolidates law relating to citizenship of Ghana. Part I deals with existing citizenship and citizenship by birth. Part II provides for aquisition of citizenship otherwise than by birth, and Part II for dual citizenship, and renunciation and deprivation of citizenship.

  9. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Atomic Energy Commission Act, 2000 (Act 588). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2000-11-27 | GHA-2000-L-88536

    AN ACT to amend and consolidate the law relating to the establishment of the Atomic Energy Commission and for related matters.

    The Atomic Energy Commission Act, 1963 (Act 204), as amended by the Atomic Energy Commission Act, 1963 (Amendment) Decree, 1966 (N.LC.D. 114), the Atomic Energy Commission (Amendment) Decree, 1974 (N.R.C.D. 296) and the Atomic Energy Commission (Amendment) Law, 1993 (P.N.D.C.L 308), is repealed.

    Subsidiary legislation made under that Act and in force on the coming into force of this Act shall continue in force until regulations are made under section 13.

  10. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Ghana Education Trust Fund Act, 2000 (No. 581).

    Adoption: 2000-08-25 | GHA-2000-L-58767

    Establishes the Education Trust Fund to finance education on a nation-wide basis, and provides for management of the fund.

  11. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Political Parties Act, 2000 (Act 574). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2000-02-23 | GHA-2000-L-56820

    Comprehensive legislation on political parties. Regulates founding and registration of political parties, operation of political parties, funding of political parties, and some related matters.

  12. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Immigration Act, 2000 (Act 573). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2000-02-02 | GHA-2000-L-56818

    Comprehensive legislation on immigration. Provides for admission, residence, employment and removal of foreign nationals, as well as for some related matters.

    Repeals the following Acts:
    - Aliens Act 1963 (Act 160);
    - Aliens (Amendment) Act 1965 (Act 265);
    - Aliens (Amendment) Decree, 1974, (NRCD 259); and
    - Aliens Act 1963 (Commencement) Instrument 1963 (L.I. 247).

  13. Ghana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Minimum Wage Regulations, 1999 (L.I. 1658).

    Adoption: 1999-08-13 | Date of entry into force: 1999-11-26 | GHA-1999-R-56819

    Determines that the minimum wage per day of a worker in Ghana shall be two thousand and nine hundred cedis. Provides for exemptions from this rule.

  14. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Children's Act, 1998 (No. 560). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1998-12-30 | GHA-1998-L-56216

    Reforms and consolidates the law relating to children by providing for the rights of the child, maintenance and adoption, and by regulating child labour, apprenticeship and related matters. Sub-part 1 of Part V deals with child labour. Section 91(2) and (3) identify hazardous work for persons under the age of 18 years.

  15. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Criminal Code (Amendment) Act, 1998 (No. 554).

    Adoption: 1998-08-19 | GHA-1998-L-64035

    Amends Criminal Code, 1960. Increases age of criminal and sexual responsibility, includes specific offence of indecent assault and revises provisions regarding sexual offences. Also abolishes customary or ritual servitude and provides for some related matters.

  16. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Legal Aid Scheme Act, 1997 (No. 542).

    Adoption: 1997-12-31 | GHA-1997-L-49547

    Repeals and reenacts the Legal Aid Scheme Law, 1987 (P.N.D.C.L. 184) so as to provide legal aid to persons who are party to a legal matter and who earn the statutory minimum wage or less.

  17. Ghana - - Constitution

    Constitution of the Republic of Ghana (Amendment) Act, 1996 (No. 527).

    Adoption: 1996-12-16 | GHA-1996-C-51622

    Amendments concerning dual citizenship, vacancies in Parliament, and the composition of the National Media Commission. An amendment to Article 199 provides for the hiring of retired civil servants (who must normally retire at age 60) on a consultancy basis for tasks requiring specific expertise.

  18. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Statute Law Revision Act, 1996 (No. 516).

    Adoption: 1996-08-08 | GHA-1996-L-50156

    Repeals numerous Acts.

  19. Ghana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Free Zone Regulations, 1996 (L.I. 1618 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-02-22 | GHA-1996-R-44649

    Regulations governing enterprises in free zones. Free zone enterprises shall comply with the Factories, Offices and Shops Act 1970 (Act 238) on health and safety requirements. Employees shall not be paid below minimum wage; except where provided, all laws regarding conditions of employment and social security shall apply to workers in free zones. Made under the Free Zone Act 1995 (Act 504).

  20. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Ghana Postal Services Corporation Act (No. 505 of 1995)

    Adoption: 1995-08-31 | Date of entry into force: 1995-09-15 | GHA-1995-L-42004

    Establishes Ghana Postal Services Corporation.

  21. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Free Zone Act (No. 504 of 1995) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1995-08-31 | Date of entry into force: 1995-09-15 | GHA-1995-L-42005

    Provides for the establishment and regulation of import and export free zones. Part VI contains incentives for investors, including employment practices. Free zone developers and enterprises shall be free to negotiate and establish contracts of employment, provided such terms of employment are consistent with I.L.O. standards (section 34 (1)).

  22. Ghana - - Law, Act

    The Legal Service (Amendment) Act (No. 487 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-12-30 | GHA-1994-L-39862

    Gives the President of the Republic the power to appoint members of the legal service, to create extra divisions and posts within the service, and to amend the schedule of the Law. Amends Subsection (4) of Section 1 of the Legal Service Act (No. 320 of 1993).

  23. Ghana - - Law, Act

    The Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1994 - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1994-12-30 | GHA-1994-L-39863

    Establishes the Environmental Protection Agency; provides for the powers, the function and the governing body of the Agency; the establishment of a committee to be known as the Hazardous Chemical Committee, and of a fund to be known as the National Environmental Fund. Empowers the Board to create such departments or divisions in the Agency as it may consider necessary. Repeals the Environment Protection Council Decree, 1974, and the Environment Protection Council (Amendment) Decree, 1976.

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

    Workmen's Compensation (Calculation of Compensation) Instrument (No. 1594 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-10-14 | GHA-1994-M-38707

    Provides for rules in respect of calculation of compensation.

  25. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Public Services Commission Act (No. 482 of 1994) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1994-08-31 | GHA-1994-L-38747

    Establishes the Public Services Commission. Its functions include, inter alia, advising the Government on the criteria for appointment to public offices; promoting efficiency, accountability and integrity in public services; improving recruitment policies; reviewing the organization, structure and manpower requirements of agencies and bodies in the Public Services, and advising the Government on such manpower rationalization as may be necessary for maximum utilization of human resources; and performing any other duties assigned to it under the Constitution or other enactment.

  26. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Ghana Investment Promotion Centre Act (No. 478 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-08-29 | GHA-1994-L-38746

    Reestablishes the Ghana Investment Centre as an agency of the Government for the encouragement and promotion of investments, revises the laws relating to investments, and provides for related matters.

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

    Masters of the High Court (Powers and Duties) Instrument (No. 1593 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-06-28 | GHA-1994-M-37996

    Concerns duties of the Masters of the High Court, and their power to refer applications for reassignment to the High Court and to give directions to both practitioners and staff of the Judicial Service on questions of practice and procedure.

  28. Ghana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Local Government (District Assemblies) (Establishment) (Amendment) Instrument (No. 1591 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-05-12 | GHA-1994-R-37729

    The membership of District Assemblies shall consist of the District Chief Executive, one elected person from the District, the member or members of Parliament from the constituencies falling within the area of authority of the Assembly, and other members (not exceeding 30) of the Assembly appointed by the President in consultation with traditional authorities and other interested groups in the District.

  29. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Representation of the People (Amendment) Act (No. 471 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-02-14 | GHA-1994-L-37362

    Provides that where at the close of nominations and after the expiry of ten days only one candidate stands nominated, there shall be no election and that candidate shall be declared elected.

  30. Ghana - - Law, Act

    District Assembly Elections Act (No. 473 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-02-14 | GHA-1994-L-37363

  31. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Courts (Amendment) Act (No. 464 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-12-30 | GHA-1993-L-36211

    Rules in respect to jurisdiction of Circuit Court and District Court and appeals from Circuit Court and District Court.

  32. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Local Government Act (No. 462 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-12-24 | GHA-1993-L-35993

    Regulates the system of local government with detailed provisions concerning districts, district assemblies and their planning functions, regional councils and related matters.

  33. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Presidential Office Act (No. 463 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-12-22 | GHA-1993-L-36265

    Establishes a Presidential Office to provide the President and the Vice-President such services as they may require for the efficient and effective implementation of the executive functions under the Constitution. Repeals sections 9 and 10 of the Civil Service Law, 1993.

  34. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Parliamentary Service Act (No. 460 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-11-23 | GHA-1993-L-36210

    Provides for the establishment of a Parliamentary Service comprised of departments (prescribed by regulations), membership and functions of the Service, governing body named Parliamentary Service Board, tenure of office, and related matters.

  35. Ghana - - International agreement

    Traité révisé de la Communauté économique des Etats de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (CEDEAO), fait à Cotonou le 24 juillet 1993. - Traité révisé

    Adoption: 1993-07-24 | INT-1993-IA-39591

    Les Etats membres (Côte d'Ivoire, Sénégal, Ghana, Gambie, Bénin, Guinée, Guinée-Bissau, Mauritanie, Niger, Burkina Faso, Nigéria, Libéria, Sierra Leone, Mali et Togo) s'engagent à abolir tous les obstacles à la liberté de circulation et de résidence à l'intérieur de la Communauté (art. 27.1) et à dispenser, par accords mutuels, les citoyens de la détention de visa touristique et de permis de résidence. Les Etats membres permettront aux ressortissants de la Communauté d'exercer des activités commerciales et industrielles sur leur territoire (art. 27.2).

  36. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Electoral Commission Act (No. 451 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-07-06 | GHA-1993-L-34171

    Provides for the establishment of the Electoral Commission, functions of the Commission, qualification and appointment of members of the Commission and related matters.

  37. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice Act (No. 456 of 1993) - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1993-07-06 | GHA-1993-L-34172

    Establishes a Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice to investigate complaints of violations of fundamental human rights and freedoms, injustice and corruption, abuse of power and unfair treatment of persons by public officers in the exercise of their duties, with power to seek remedy in respect of such acts or omissions. Repeals the Ombudsman Act, 1980.

  38. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Fisheries Commission Act (No. 457 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-07-06 | GHA-1993-L-34184

    Provides for the establishment of the Fisheries Commission and the functions and composition of the Commission.

  39. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Criminal Code (Amendment) Act (No. 458 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-07-06 | GHA-1993-L-34185

    Provides that whoever commits genocide shall on conviction be sentenced to death.

  40. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Courts Act (No. 459 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-07-06 | GHA-1993-L-34186

  41. Ghana - - Law, Act

    National Media Commission Act (No. 449 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-07-06 | GHA-1993-L-34187

    Rules in respect of the establishment of a National Media Commission and functions and composition of the Commission.

  42. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Civil Service Act (No. 327 of 1993) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1993-01-06 | GHA-1993-L-33395

    Comprised of 11 Parts and 95 sections providing for the establishment and continued existence of the Ghana Civil Service; objects and functions of the Service; membership and structure of the Service; appointment of chief directors, directors and other staff of the Service; decentralization; a Civil Service Council and other statutory bodies; civil service posts; filling of vacancies; conditions of service; leaving the service; and miscellaneous and supplementary provisions. Repeals the Civil Service Act (C.A. 5), the Civil Service (Amendment) Decree 1978 (SMCD 199), and section 7 of the Constitutional (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Decree. 1979 (AFRCD 56).

  43. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Council of Indigenous Business Associations Act (No. 312 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-01-05 | GHA-1993-L-33023

    Provides for the establishment of the Council of Indigenous Business Associations, the composition and functions of the Council, associations to be registered with the Council, Executive Committee of the Council, executive secretary and regional treasurer, national, regional and district offices, district branches and functions of the regional and district branches. Made under the Provisional National Defence Council (Establishment) Proclamation 1981.

  44. Ghana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Radiation Protection Instrument (No. 1559 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-01-05 | GHA-1993-R-33764

    Provides for rules in respect of membership of Radiation Protection Board, functions and meeting of the board, committees of the board, control and use of radiation sources, application of ionizing radiation to person, notification of sale of irradiating device or radioactive material, exemptions, application for and issue of licence, duties of licensees, radiation safety officer, chief radiation protection officer, power of radiation protection officer, appeals, offences and penalties. Made under the Atomic Energy Commission Act, 1963.

  45. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Public Services (Negotiating Committee) Act (No. 309 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-12-30 | GHA-1992-L-33024

    Provides for the establishment of Public Services Negotiating Committees for the purpose of negotiating the conditions of service of officers in the Public Services, composition and functions of negotiating commmittees, meetings, quorum, secretaries, sub-committes, decisions, and funds of the committees. Made under the Provisional National Defence Council (Establishment) Proclamation 1981.

  46. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Patent Act (No. 332 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-12-30 | GHA-1992-L-34097

    Concerns rights regarding patents as well as applications for such rights and related licences. Provides sanctions for infringements of patents, and establishes a Patent Policy Committee to provide advice on policy matters, and a Patent Tribunal responsible for questions over which it has jurisdiction under the Act.

  47. Ghana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Police Service (Private Security Organisations) Regulations (No. 1571 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-12-30 | GHA-1992-R-35129

    Provides that no organisation licensed to operate under these Regulations shall employ a person unless that person is permitted by the Secretary to be employed, and that an application for a permit shall be made in writing to the Secretary. Made under the Police Service Act 1970.

  48. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Refugee Act (No. 305D of 1992) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1992-12-30 | GHA-1992-L-35130

    Part I concerns the prohibition of expulsion of refugees; Part II provides for the establishment of a Refugee Board; Parts III and IV deal with the procedure for application and grant of refugee status, appeals and the rights and duties of refugees; Part V provides for the establishment of a refugee fund, annual report of the Board and staff of the Board.

  49. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Representation of the People (Amendment) (No. 2) Act (No. 298 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-11-01 | GHA-1992-L-32379

    Provides for rules in respect of withdrawal of nominated candidate from a constituency and the renomination of a candidate. Made pursuant to the Provisional National Defence Council (Establishment) Proclamation, 1981.

  50. Ghana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Technology Transfer Regulations (No. 1547 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-09-09 | GHA-1992-R-32377

    Provides for rules in respect of registration of all technology transfer agreements, unenforceable clauses of technology transfer agreements, training by transferor, taxes on royalties, confidentiality obligation of transferee, duration of agreement, applicable law, dispute, performance guarantee, payment of technology, management service fees and management and technical services. Made under the Investment Code (No. 116 of 1985).

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