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Timber Resource Management Act, 1997 🇬🇭

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Republic of Ghana

The five hundred and forty-seventh


of the parliament of the republic of ghana

Timber Resource Management Act, 1997

  • Published by Government Gazette on 18 March 1998
  • Assented to on 17 March 1998
  • Commenced on 18 March 1998
AN ACT to provide for the grant of timber rights in a manner that secures the sustainable management and utilization of the timber resources of Ghana and to provide for related purposes.BE IT ENACTED BY Parliament as follows

1. Prohibition from harvesting timber utilization contract

No person shall harvest timber from any land to which section 4 of this Act applies unless he holds timber rights in the form of a timber utilization contract entered into under this Act in respect of the area of land concerned.

2. Qualification for timber utilization contract

No timber utilization contract shall be entered into with any person under this Act unless the person is a body incorporated under the Companies Code, 1963 (Act 179) or under the Incorporated Privat…

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