ABOUT GHANA E-REGISTRY OF BUSINESS REGULATIONS

The number one priority of the Government is to put in place the appropriate policies, efficient and fair government rules to create a regulatory environment in Ghana that enables all businesses – small, medium and large, to spearhead economic transformation, create more jobs, and encourage entrepreneurs to be successful in the domestic market and expand into the regional or global markets. In summary, the development priority is to create jobs, and the key strategic areas of focus for job creation are:
• Economic and industrial transformation
• Massive private sector investment; and
• Enhancing entrepreneurship development

Within this policy context, the vision is to make Ghana the most business-friendly country in Africa, and business regulatory reform is a basic requirement. Government's business regulatory reform strategy focuses on making regulatory services more efficient and transparent by simplifying existing regulations, removing those that unnecessarily impede business growth, improving the quality of new regulations and the effectiveness of enforcement regimes. The guiding principle is to ensure that regulations are simple, transparent and predictable.

The e-Registry is the approved, whole-of-government website for Ghanaian Government legislation and related documents. It contains the full text of laws as well as details of the life cycle of individual laws and the relationships between them. It will provide businesses with an easily accessible, one-stop repository of up-to-date information on all business regulations (laws, directives, procedures, forms and fees) in force in Ghana.


Background

The top priority of the Government is to institute policy reform measures to encourage the private sector to invest in industrial ventures, to create more jobs, and to promote interventions in support of innovation and entrepreneurship. In order to stimulate economic growth and job creation, the Ministry of Trade and Industry is implementing a Ten Point Plan (TPP) to shore up investment in key strategic and productive sectors. A key component of the TPP is the Business Regulatory Reform Programme designed to improve the business environment and make Ghana one of the best countries to do business in Africa.

Implementation of the Business Regulatory Reform will ensure that an efficient system is in place for managing and updating the country’s stock of regulations and ensuring that new rules to govern business and investment activities have a basis in sound economic, social and environmental analysis. In order to provide free and transparent access to business regulations, an Electronic Registry of Acts, Legislative Instruments, Regulatory Notices, Administrative Directives, Procedures, Forms and Fees is to be developed.

This consists of an inventory and one-stop repository of business-related Acts, Legislative Instruments, Regulatory Notices and Administrative Directives, Procedures, Forms and Fees.
This will enable businesses anywhere in the world to easily view and obtain every business law and regulation in force in Ghana, an inventory of business-related Acts, Legislative Instruments, Regulatory Notices and Administrative Directives, will be established and made available in a single electronic register (e-Register).

About this website

This website is managed by The Ministry of Trade and Industry on behalf of Government of Ghana. Publishing all Ghana’s legislation is a core part of the Business Regulatory Reform.
The original (as enacted) and revised versions of legislation on e-registry.gov.gh are published by and under the authority of the Parliament of Ghana.
The revised versions of legislation held on this site are maintained by the legislation editorial team at the Business Regulatory Reforms Unit