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Statutory Declarations Act, 1971 🇬🇭

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Republic of Ghana

The three hundred and eighty-ninth


of the parliament of the republic of ghana

Statutory Declarations Act, 1971

  • Published by Government Gazette on (exact date unavailable)
  • Assented to on 1 December 1971
  • Commenced on (exact date unavailable)
AN ACT to provide for the making of statutory declarations and for related matters.

1. Restriction on use of affidavits

(1)After the commencement of this Act, an affidavit shall not be sworn for a purpose, except(a)where it relates to a proceeding, an application or any other matter commenced in a Court or referable to a Court, or(b)where under an enactment an affidavit is authorised to be sworn.
(2)For the purposes of subsection (1), “Court” means a court of competent jurisdiction.

2. Use of statutory declarations

(1)Where section 1 does not apply, a person wishing to depose to a fact for a purpose may do so by means of a statutory declaration.
(2)Where a person has sworn to an affidavit for a purpose other than a purpose referred …

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