The government of Ghana is committed to implementing policies that reduce the general cost of doing business in Ghana and to promote investor confidence in the country. With a stable multi-party government that is committed to market liberalization, Ghana has been ranked as one of the most attractive locations for doing business in Africa.

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DOMESTIC LAWS

Laws governing the establishment of business in Ghana are in accordance with the provisions made in the following legal legislations:

 
  • The Companies Code, 1963 – Act 179
  • The Incorporated Private Partnership Act, 1962 – Act 152
  • The Business Name Act, 1962 – Act 151
 

The investor, whether Ghanaian or a foreigner, who wants to establish a resident business entity has to register with the Registrar General’s Department (RGD) under one of the Acts named above except where the entity is to operate in the country as a representative of a non–resident business entity.

 

In that case it does not go through the process of incorporation under Act 179 but simply submits the required documents to the Registrar who registers them in the register of External Companies.

INVESTMENT LEGISLATION

The legal framework for investment in Ghana is regulated by the following different agencies in the country:
 
  • Registrar General’s Department
  • Ghana Investment Promotion Centre – GIPC
  • Ghana Immigration Service – GIS
  • Ghana Revenue Authority – GRA
  • Environmental Protection Agency – EPA
  • Ghana Free Zones Board
  • Petroleum Commission
  • Minerals Commission
 

Nyansa Africa can ensure the processing of the full registration of your company, partnership or branch in Ghana is carried out in a timely and cost efficient manner.