National Laws & Regulations

This page collects all national laws, regulations and other relevant documents that can contribute to the development of the Ghana National Interpretation.

Please note that the list is not final.

All suggestions are welcome.

 

BIODIVERSITY/WILDLIFE

HIGH CONSERVATION VALUES:

What are HCV's? How to identify, manage and monitor?

More information on: http://www.hcvnetwork.org/

HCV Toolkit: http://www.hcvnetwork.org/practical-support/the-hcv-toolkit-global-home

There is a National Interpretation of the HCV Toolkit in Ghana, (May 2006):

http://www.hcvnetwork.org/practical-support/countrycontainer.2006-09-27.2436295488/country.2006-09-27.7970677387

Wild Animals Preservation Act, Act 43, 1961

Wildlife Reserves Regulations, LI 710, 1971 (and Amendments)

Wildlife Conservations Regulations, LI 685, 1971 (and Amendments)

Timber Resource Management Act, Act 547, 1998

Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plan, 1998

 

ENVIRONMENT

ENVIRONMENTAL_PROTECTION_AGENCY_ACT 490_1994.pdf

ENVIRONMENTAL_ASSESSMENT_REGULATION,1999, LI 1652.pdf

Environmental_Assessment_(Amendment) Regulation 2002, LI 1703.pdf

Pesticides Control and Management Act, Act 528, 1996

Environmental Sanitation Policy, May 1999, reprinted November 2001

Management of Ozone Depleting Substances and Products Regulations, LI1812, 2005

 

WATER

Water Resource Commission_Act_522, 1996 .pdf

Water_Use_regulations_LI_1692, 2001.pdf

Drilling_License_&_groundwater_Development_Regulations,_LI_1827,_2006.pdf

IRRIGATION_DEVELOPMENT_AUTHORITY_ACT,1977.pdf

RIVERS_ACT, CAP 226, 1903.pdf

National Water Policy, June 2007

Ghana Water and Sewerage Corporation Act, Act 130, 1965

Ghana Water Company Limoted (GWCL) Act, Act 4611, 1999

Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) Act, Act 564, 1998

Ghana Irrigation Development Authority (GIDA), SMCD 85, 1977

Irrigation Development Authority Regulations, LI 1350, 1987

GIDA's Technical Guidelines for Irrigated Agriculture, 2004

National Irrigation Policy, Strategies and Regulatory Measures, May 2006

Wetland Regulation 1997

Wetland Management (Ramsar sites) Regulations, 1999

Buffer zone policy, 2008

  

WASTE & POLLUTION

ABANDONED_PROPERTY (DISPOSAL)_ACT,1974.pdf

ENVIRONMENTAL_SANITATION_POLICY.pdf

 

FIRE 

NATIONAL_WILDFIRE_MANAGEMENT_POLICY.pdf

GHANA_NATIONAL_FIRE_SERVICE_ACT,1997.pdf

CONTROL_AND_PREVENTION_OF_BUSH_FIRES_ACT,1990.pdf

 Fire Precaution (Premises) Regulations, LI 1724, 2003

 

ENERGY

ENERGY_COMMISSION_ACT, 541, 1997(1).pdf

 

LABOUR & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH/SAFETY

 LABOUR ACT , 2003,_651.pdf

Labour Regulations, LI 1833, 2007

Children's Act, Act 560, 1998

Domestic Violence Act, Act 732, 2007

Factories, Offices and Shops Act, Act 328, 1996

National Health Insurance Act, 2003

National Health Insurance Regulations, LI 1809, 2004

 

LAND

LANDS_COMMISSION_ACT,1994(1).pdf

LAND_REGISTRY_ACT,1962.pdf

LAND_PLANNING_SOIL_CONSERVATION_ACT,1953.pdf

Land_plan_&_soil_cons_1957_no_35.pdf

NATIONAL__LAND_POLICY_.pdf

Land Title Registration Law, PNDCL 152, 1986

Administration of Lands Act, At 123, 1962

Concessions Act, Act 124 (1962)

Survey Act, Act 127, 1962

Lands Commission Act, Act 767, 2008

Land Suitability_Oil Palm_Ghana.doc