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  1. Ghana - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Law, Act

    Chieftaincy Act, 2008 (Act No. 759). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2008-06-16 | GHA-2008-L-88532

    This Act makes provision for local government in Ghana and the promotion, conservation and development of customary law.
    There shall be a National House of Chiefs, which shall be instrumental in the development and conservation of law relative to chieftaincy and customary law. There shall also be Regional Houses of Chiefs which shall have functions of dispute resolution and compilation of customary law. Each traditional area shall have a Traditional Council and may have more than one Divisional Council. A Chief may act as arbitrator in disputes regarding customary law where parties consent to arbitration. The Act also provides rules relative to the (protection of) stool property including stool lands. There shall be established by the Administrator of Stool Lands a Stool Lands Account for each region.

    Repeals the Chieftaincy Act, 1971 (Act No. 370).

  2. Ghana - Indigenous and tribal peoples - 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.

  3. Ghana - Indigenous and tribal peoples - 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.


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