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Public Collections Act, 1961 πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­

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Republic of Ghana

The fifty-ninth


of the parliament of the republic of ghana

Public Collections Act, 1961

  • Assented to on 29 May 1961
  • Commenced on 1 July 1961
AN ACT to consolidate the law relating to public collections of money or in kind, and to provide for related matters.

1. Public appeals for donations in money or in kind restricted

(1)Subject to this Act it is unlawful to make an appeal to the public or a part or class of it for donations in money or in kind for an object, except where registration of the public collection has been effected in accordance with this Act.
(2)A payment of money in exchange for a token or an article of token value only, or for an article or benefit the value of which is substantially less than the value of the payment shall be deemed to be a donation for the purposes of this section.
(3)Where an appeal for donations to be applied to a particular object is made to five or more members of the public, the burden of proving, in any criminal or civil pro…

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