This complete constitution has been generated from excerpts of texts from the repository of the. Promulgation decree of the 1979 constitution of ghana. For news about ghana, see accraexpats how to guide page how to keep posted with ghana news official name. Preliminary note by francis bennion the following is the text of the 1960 ghana constitution, the first constitution of the country after it became an independent republic by virtue of the ghana independence act 1957. Section 5prohibition of partnerships exceeding 20 members no company, association or partnership consisting of more than twenty persons shall be formed for the purpose of carrying on any business that has for its object the acquisition of gain by the. The constitution of the republic of ghana in the name of the almighty god we the people of ghana, in exercise of our natural and inalienable right to establish a framework of government, which shall secure for ourselves, and posterity the blessings of liberty. There are various laws aimed at curbing corruption in ghana. Nigerian cooperative societies act an act to provide for the registration and operation of cooperative societies throughout the federation and for related purposes. Here is what to expect company law in ghana recent developments. Where a referendum involves the merger of two or more regions, the issue shall not be taken to be. The constitution shall come into force oll the 24th day of ment constitutionor. The evolution of ghana law since independence william burnett haivey introduction on march 6, 1957, the british gold coast achieved independence in circumstances that apparently offered a bright future for sovereign, independent ghana. Many a times we say ghana practices separation of powers but taking a look to the 1992 constitution i ask myself, do we truly practice this concept. The creation of districts and constituencies in ghana.
Political party activity was allowed to commence with the opening of the assembly. The greatest challenge confronting the government of ghana in the use of its powers of. A constitutional referendum was held in ghana on 27 april 1960. Constitution of the republic of ghana and accordingly the party shall pursue the political, economic, social, educational and other objectives stated in the said chapter 6 of the constitution of the republic of ghana. From the above, it is clear that the constitution aspires to ensure that the nations wealth and economic system are not operated in such a manner as to permit the concentration of wealth or the means of production and exchange in the hands of few individuals or a group. A referendum on a new constitution was held in ghana on 28 april 1992. Data on ghana introduction in addition to the data below, the links at the bottom of this page will provide you with more information. Repealed by the ghana national fire service act, 1997 act. The main issue was a change in the countrys status from a constitutional monarchy with elizabeth ii as head of state, to a republic with a presidential system of government. The constitution of ghana is the supreme law of the republic of ghana. The constitution 1 1 the sovereignty of ghana resides in the people of ghana in whose name and for whose welfare the powers of government are to be exercised in the manner and within the limits laid down in this constitution. The 1992 constitution of the republic of ghana that came into effect on january 7, 1993, provides the basic charter for the countrys fourth attempt at republican democratic government since independence in 1957. The companies act, 2019 act 992 has been in the works since 2018 and replaces the companies act, 1963 act 179. And whereas the people of ghana approved the said constitution for the administration of ghana to come into force on 7th day of january, 1993.
Harvey university of ghana business school this study analyzes the impact of mergers and acquisition on performance of the acquiring firm using a ttest to test the difference between the average pre and postacquisition performance indicators. Constitution online constitute project organization pdf of constitution as amended to 1996 consulted on 201809 abstractcitation. Constitution of ghana wikisource, the free online library. Doing business and investing in ghana 2018 is published by pricewaterhousecoopers pwc ghana. Regulatory implications for merger transactions in nigeria. The new constitution for ghana must be made by order in council passed before the actual date of independence. Creation, alteration or merger of regions chapter threecitizenship 6.
The federal competition and consumer protection act 2019. Elections for the legislative assembly were held for the first time in the gold coast on 8 february 1951. It defines the fundamental political principles, establishing the structure, procedures, powers and duties of the government, structure of the judiciary and legislature, and spells out the fundamental rights and duties of citizens. What were the steps taken when drawing the 1992 constitution. Ghana has a new companies act the companies act 2019. On 2 august 2019, the president of the republic of ghana nana addo dankwaakufoaddo announced that the long awaited ghana companies act, 2019 had. The constitution shall come into force oll the 24th day of. Animodame, fghis1 paper presented at the american real estate society conference in seattlewashington, usa from 16 april 2011 abstract. Territory the territory of this church shall be the territory of ghana as defined by the 1992 constitution of ghana, and any other place outside ghana where the church may establish a branch as permitted by law.
Ghana constitution 1960 preliminary note by francis bennion the following is the text of the 1960 ghana constitution, the first constitution of the country after it became an independent republic by virtue of the ghana independence act 1957. As the house knows, ghana is to attain independence within the commonwealth on 6th march. Ghanas constitution of 1992 with amendments through 1996. Article 191 of the constitution gives protection to the public officer to enable himher. To participate in shaping the political will of the people by disseminating information on political ideas, social and economic programmes of the party. The laws of ghana shall comprise a this constitution. The constitution of sierra leone, 1991 being an act to make provision for a new constitution of sierra leone, and for connected purposes 1 october, 1991 be it enacted by the president and members of parliament in this present parliament assembled, as follows. The main issues were the reintroduction of multiparty politics and the division of powers between the president and parliament. This was the first election to be held in africa under universal suffrage. It is therefore the responsibility of her majestys government in the united kingdom to advise her majesty as to its form. The application form must be accompanied by a memorandum of understanding mou where cbo is formed through amalgamation i. Under section 51 of the electronic communications act 2008 act 775, the national communications authority nca is required to give prior written approval to assignment of the licence whether as a result of a merger, acquisition or otherwise of an electronic communications service company. Subject to clause 2 a of this article each local church shall be self governing, self propagating, and selfsupporting under the local church pastor, and accredited worker, or an approved leader, as the case may be.
The name of the organisation is actionaid international ghana and shall hereinafter be called the organisation. One chief weakness observed is that the constitution makes the executive president too powerful without t. Formed from the merger of the british colony of the gold coast and the togoland trust territory, ghana in 1957 became the first subsaharan country in colonial africa to gain its independence. By election time in august 1969, the first competitive nationwide political contest since 1956, five parties had been organized. Every local church shall be, and remain, an assemblies of god, ghana church and shall be subject to this constitution b. This publication is intended to provide a quick overview of the business environment in ghana. Constitution of actionaid international ghana aaig name of the organisation 1. This constitution shall be the supreme law of ghana and any other law found to be inconsistent with. Harvey university of ghana business school this study analyzes the impact of mergers and acquisition on performance of the acquiring firm using a t. At a very high level, the new act seeks to introduce improved corporate governance standards for companies operating in ghana.
And whereas the people of ghana approved the said constitution for the administration of. Local government is enshrined in the constitution, as is decentralisation, and the main. These moves culminated in the appointment of a representative assembly to draft a constitution for the second republic of ghana. Download pdf this decree, which serves as a preamble to the 1979 constitution, details what the functions were of the constituent assembly in 1978, including their power to deliberate upon the constitution for the establishment of a transitional national government for ghana, and to make. There were 8,255,690 registered voters for the referendum. We have endeavoured to take reasonable care in compiling this publication, which presents the position of ghana in respect of the geographic facts.
Section 5prohibition of partnerships exceeding 20 members no company, association or partnership consisting of more than twenty persons shall be formed for the purpose of carrying on any business that has for its object the acquisition of gain by the company, association or partnership, or by the individual. Ghana is a constitutional republic with two spheres of government. Seals of registry offices 1 a registry office shall have a seal. Whereas the said draft constitution was submitted to a national referendum held throughout ghana on the 28th april, 1992. The aftermath of asante or sagrenti war of 1874 which led to the landmark introduction of the gold coast constitution of 1874 and the annexation of the asante kingdom to become a british protectorate in 1885, can hardly be overlooked by history enthusiasts and constitutional lawyers.
The ghanaian constitution of 1992 invests the creation of districts. Jerry rawlings took power in 1981 and banned political parties. Suspension or cancellation of mining lease or restricted mining lease 70. Implications for democratic governance in the fourth republic of ghana by mohammed s. Considerable concern has been expressed in this house and in. First registered with the electoral commission on 24th june 1992 and amended on 29th august 1998.
To sponsor candidates for elections to any public office as required under the constitution of the republic of ghana. The role of mergers and acquisitions in firm performance. On 2 august 2019, the president of the republic of ghana nana addo dankwaakufoaddo announced that the long awaited ghana companies act 2019 had been assented into law. Since 195i, adroit leaders of a wellorganized political party had operated a responsible. The greatest challenge confronting the government of ghana.
Ghana s companies act, 2019 has been in the works since 2018 and replaces the companies act, 1963 act 179. Supremacy of the partys constitution subject to the provisions of the constitution of the republic of ghana, and any laws for the time being in force in the republic, the provisions of this constitution shall take precedence over and above any and all other rules and regulations of the party. Mar 26, 2015 there are various laws aimed at curbing corruption in ghana. It was approved on 28 april 1992 through a national referendum after 92% support. Ag ghana constitution pages 1 50 text version fliphtml5. Competition in the nigerian telecommunications industry. Safe democracy ghana, on considering section 10 of act 4621993 advocates for a repeal of the act to allow the appointing agency, the president of ghana, rather not to consult but confer 20% seat. Chapter one the constitution 1 1 the sovereignty of ghana resides in the people of ghana in whose name and for whose welfare the powers of government are to be exercised in the manner and within the limits laid down in this constitution. Republic of ghana in africa, ghana ranks 24th by size out of 54 countries, 14th by population and th by population density. In the pursuit of it object actionaid international ghana shall affiliate with other actionaid international bodies. Article 3 objectives the church and its mission we. Lands commission ministry of lands and natural resources. Supremacy of the constitution 1 the sovereignty of ghana resides in the people of ghana in whose name and for whose welfare the powers of government are to be exercised in the manner and within the limits laid down in this constitution. Some pertinent issues in the current dispensation raymond baguio bening abstract the creation of administrative districts and parliamentary constituencies constitute major aspects of the internal organisation of states.
Promulgation decree of the 1979 constitution of ghana download pdf this decree, which serves as a preamble to the 1979 constitution, details what the functions were of the constituent assembly in 1978, including their power to deliberate upon the constitution for the establishment of a transitional national government for ghana, and to make amendments in said draft. Amend article 242 d 2431 of 1992 constitution news ghana. A highly accessible, easy to use app version of the constitution of ghana the supreme law of the republic of ghana. Browse and navigate ghana constitution in easy, natural real time and advanced. 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. The application form must be accompanied by the cbos bylaws rules constitution. The constitution of ghana as well as several other legislations such as the criminal offences act 1960 act 29, whistleblower act 2006 act 720 and the antimoney laundering act 2008 act 749 have provisions governing anticorruption in ghana. Although elections had been held for the legislative council since 1925, the council did not have complete control over the legislation, and the voting franchise was limited to councils of chiefs. Amendments to the constitution in 1960 transformed ghana into a republic under a president and set up one party state. Constitution of the republic of ghana amendment act, 1996. The lands commission lc was established by articles 258 265 of the 1992 constitution and was accentuated by the lands commission act 2008, act767 which provided the legal basis for four land sector agencies to merge as divisions. Minerals and mining act natural resource governance.
To win political power through democratic means in order to pursue the partys agenda as provided. Now therefore in pursuance of the provisional national defence council establishment proclamation, 1981, this law is hereby made. Powers of search and arrest surrender, suspension and cancellations of mineral rights 67. Section 9particulars to be given on request every person who occupies any office or shop to which this act applies shall, if so requested by an inspector, within one month serve on the chief inspector a notice containing the particulars set out in the third schedule. Minerals and mining act, 2006 act 703 governments right of preemption 7. The constitution of the republic of the republic of ghana 1992 1. Article 2 aims and objectives the aims and objectives of the party are.874 786 1105 244 825 602 174 625 216 1010 1217 756 289 1150 611 969 1289 15 666 1550 628 1561 1250 312 1138 559 77 1136 921 452 213 1057 1597 374 1361 827 535 1436 923 131 1412 393