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Emergency Powers Act, 1994 🇬🇭

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Republic of Ghana

The four hundred and seventy-second


of the parliament of the republic of ghana

Emergency Powers Act, 1994

  • Published by Government Gazette on (exact date unavailable)
  • Assented to on 14 February 1994
  • Commenced on (exact date unavailable)
AN ACT to provide for powers to be exercised in cases of state of emergencyDATE OF ASSENT: 14th February, 1994.

1. Declaration of a State of Emergency

The President may acting in accordance with the advice of the Council of State, by proclamation published in the Gazette, declare that a state of emergency exists in Ghana or in any part of Ghana.

2. Parliament to be Informed

(1)Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, where a proclamation is published under section 1 of this Act, the President shall place immediately before Parliament the facts and circumstances leading to the declaration of the state of emergency.
(2)Parliament shall, within seventy-two hours after being so notified, decide whether the proclamation should remai…

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