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Smart Metering

We're seeking views on proposals to improve non-domestic consumers' awareness of smart meters and access to their data. Read More...

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Consultations Period: Thu February 28, 2019 - Thu February 28, 2019

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Cashew Policy

Policy on production, distribution and management of cashew and its related produce Read More...

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Consultations Period: Wed February 13, 2019 - Wed February 13, 2019

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Guidelines for Public Consultations

The Business Regulations Portal (GBRP) is a project of the Department for International Development (“DFID”) created and developed by third party for the Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Trade and Industry (“MOTI”). It is portal designed to engage the general public for the discussions and scrutiny of prospective business laws. It is not an avenue to discuss any other prospective laws of Ghana and has been designed as such to enhance access to information and promote investment. Read More...

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Consultations Period: Tue February 26, 2019 - Tue February 26, 2019

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National MSME Policy

The MSME sector is an important strategic sector in the overall policy objectives of the Government of Ghana and a driver of change for inclusive economic growth, regional development, employment generation and poverty reduction. The MSME sector is seen as a tool to transform lagging regions and districts into emerging regions and districts of prosperity.
MSMEs serve as a major source of employment, and their capacity to create jobs can be enhanced through the provision of targeted support. To this end, Government is determined to create an entrepreneurial culture, especially among the youth, and has launched the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (NEIP), to support start-ups and early-stage businesses with financing and business development services, including incubator hubs and business accelerator services.
Formalizing the informal economy is also an important medium-term goal of Government. The strategy aims at rapidly and sustainably expanding financial inclusion by: deepening the reach of financial services; improving financial literacy, especially among the youth and women in the informal sector; improving access to finance for informal sector operators and agricultural enterprises in the rural areas; and strengthening consumer financial protection. Targeted support will be given to MSMEs to enhance their capacity to create more jobs of better quality. Read More...

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Consultations Period: Wed August 10, 2022 - Wed August 10, 2022

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Framework for a Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) mechanism on Private Sector Development

The proposed Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) framework outlined in this Concept Note provides an institutionalised process for consultations between Government and the Private Sector. The objective is to establish a regular and sustainable process of dialogue between Government and the Private Sector that encourages clarity and consistency in the implementation of private sector development and investment climate policies and regulations. Read More...

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Consultations Period: Mon June 01, 2020 - Mon June 01, 2020

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National Health Policy: Ensuring healthy lives for all

This policy derives inspiration from the Directive Principles of State Policy in Article 34 (2) of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana-which among others requires the state to ensure the realization of the right to good healthcare for people living in Ghana irrespective of colour, race, geographical location, religion and political affiliation.It is expected that all political actors shall be guided by the tenets of this policy and provide the needed leadership and support for its implementation.
It has also been inspired by the overall national medium-term policy development framework developed by the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), as well as the Coordinated Programme of Economic and Social Development Policies (2017-2024). The policy recognizes several global, regional and sub-regional compacts and policy frameworks.
The following, among others, are mentioned here: the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on the theme, Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005), the Astana Declaration on Primary Health Care (PHC), the African Union (AU) Vision 2063: The Africa We Want, the ECOWAS Vision 2020, the African Health Strategy (2016- 2030) and the Africa Health Transformation Agenda (2015-2020) Read More...

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Consultations Period: Mon August 01, 2022 - Mon August 01, 2022

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Draft National Quality Policy

The Government of Ghana, as part of its transformational agenda has identified a functional National Quality Infrastructure consistent with international best practices as key in supporting industrialization toward accelerated economic growth. In view of Government programmes on rapid industrialization and promotion of increased export earnings, it is anticipated that the growth in the demand for Quality Infrastructure services, such as Accreditation, Conformity Assessment, Metrology and Standardization will outstrip the supply in the medium to long term if investments in the sector continues to be largely Government-led. There is therefore the need to have a National Quality Policy that streamlines the operations of actors in the National Quality Infrastructure space and at the same time crowd-in private sector investments to ensure that services provided remain affordable and competitive to enhance the competitiveness of made-in-Ghana goods and services.  This has been the international best practice as it frees up resources for the most critical compliance and enforcement activities which are the mandate of Government. The fundamental principle underlying the Policy is that the private sector is the engine of growth, with Government providing an enabling environment designed for the National Quality Infrastructure to thrive over the long term.   Read More...

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Consultations Period: Wed August 10, 2022 - Wed August 10, 2022

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MSME Classification Regulation, 2021

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) have always played a key role in the socio-economic development of countries. In Ghana, they are also thought to be heterogeneous and varied in nature in terms of the size and structure of the units, variety of products and services, scale of production, and application of technology. Interestingly, a considerable number of MSMEs in Ghana are in the informal sector.  However, what constitutes an MSME is fast becoming a challenge. This is because the definition by various stakeholders tend to be too general to take into account the heterogeneous nature of MSMEs in the country. The multiplicity of SME definitions makes SME policy analysis, and for that matter SME policy, to virtually seem as random interventions. It is worth noting that the earliest definition and classification of MSMEs were done as far back as 1980, hence, tend to be outmoded. Interestingly, several factors account for this. It includes expansion in the size of the economy, population growth, advancement in technology, and globalization among others. It is therefore imperative to redefine and classify MSMEs to meet current economic needs. In view of this, Section 32, subsection (a) of the Ghana Enterprises Agency (GEA) Act, 2020, Act 1043, stipulates that the Honourable Minister, shall within 12 months of the coming into force of this Act, and on the advice of the Board, by legislative instrument, make Regulations to prescribe the thresholds for Micro, Small and Medium enterprises (MSMEs). Also, Section 3, subsection (c) of the GEA Act also mandates GEA to determine the criteria for the classification of MSMEs in order to promote and develop as well as encourage the participation of MSMEs in industrial transformation. This regulation, has therefore, been developed with the view of establishing a new definition taking into consideration the need for a transparent, objective and non-discretionary criteria. In this regard, it is expected to enhance investments in technology, improve access to finance, enhance data collection and encourage MSMEs to invest in improving their competitiveness among other things. Read More...

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Consultations Period: Mon October 03, 2022 - Mon October 03, 2022

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Consumer Protection Policy

As an integral component of the Ghana Trade Policy, the goal of the Consumer Protection Policy is to set a framework for establishing a legal, institutional, and social infrastructure that enhances the welfare, health, safety and economic interest of consumers and also empowers them to assert their rights in the marketplace. It is worthy to note that prior to the preparation of this policy, the consumer protection regime in Ghana was woefully inadequate as considerable deficiencies in the legislative, regulatory and institutional frameworks had been observed. Coupled with these, was the lack of easy and cost-effective redress mechanisms tailored to protect the consumer. Read More...

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Consultations Period: Thu December 01, 2022 - Thu December 01, 2022

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Ghana Standards Authority Act (Act 1078)

The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) Act is designed as part of the National Quality Infrastructure (NQI) to help improve the Standardization, Conformity Assessment and Metrology framework in Ghana in line with international treaties, best practices and national development priorities. The implementation of the Act is to significantly improve the capacity and mandate of the GSA to provide quality assurance of goods and services in conformity to national standards. This is an important requirement for successfully implementing Governments Industrial Transformation Agenda (ITA) and for meeting regional and global market entry requirements. Also, as Ghana makes strides in improving the ease of doing business, a number of measures have been taken to progressively reduce the time and cost of clearing goods at the ports. Read More...

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Consultations Period: Tue December 06, 2022 - Tue December 06, 2022

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Ghana Accreditation Service Bill, 2023

AN ACT to establish the Ghana Accreditation Service, to provide for an efficient and effective accreditation system for the accreditation of conformity assessment bodies; to monitor conformity assessment activities and to provide for related matters. Read More...

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Consultations Period: Mon June 19, 2023 - Mon June 19, 2023

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Ghana Standards Authority (Manufacture of Cement) Regulations, 2023

The purpose of these Regulations is to provide for
(a)the registration and licensing of manufacturers of cement and components of cement;
(b) the enforcement of applicable standards and guidelines in the siting of cement manufacturing plants; and
(c) the establishment and enforcement of measures to govern the operations of cement manufacturing entities.  Read More...

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Consultations Period: Wed November 01, 2023 - Wed November 01, 2023