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Flag and Arms Protection Act, 1959 🇬🇭

Coat of Arms
Republic of Ghana

The sixty-first


of the parliament of the republic of ghana

Flag and Arms Protection Act, 1959

  • Assented to on 21 November 1959
  • Commenced on 25 November 1959
AN ACT to provide for the prevention of abuse of the Flag and the Coat of Arms of the Republic, and for related matters.

1. Restriction on improper use of Flag and Arms

(1)A person shall not use, without the licence of the Minister, the design of the Flag or of the Coat of Arms or a part of the Flag or Coat of Arms.
(2)A licence under subsection (1) shall be given for a special time or purpose on the conditions imposed by the Minister.
(3)The licence may be revoked by the Minister for stated reasons.
(4)This section does not restrict the display of the flag on a public holiday or on a day proclaimed as a festive occasion.

2. Penalties

(1)A person who contravenes a provision of this Act commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding fifty penalty units.
(2)Where the design is used on o…

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