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Fines (Penalty Units) Act, 2000 🇬🇭


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Republic of Ghana


The five hundred and seventy-second

Act

of the parliament of the republic of ghana
entitled

Fines (Penalty Units) Act, 2000

  • Published by Government Gazette on 11 February 2000
  • Assented to on 2 February 2000
  • Commenced on 11 February 2000
AN ACT to provide for fines in enactments to be expressed in terms of penalty units; to provide for the amounts of fines in existing enactments to be converted into penalty units and to provide for connected matters.

1. Fines to be Expressed as Penalty Units.

Where in any enactment provision is made for the imposition of a fine as a penalty for the contravention of any provision in the enactment, the amount of the fine shall be expressed in terms of a number of penalty units.

2. Pecuniary Value of a Penalty Unit.

(1)For the purposes of this Act one penalty unit is equal to the amount of cedis specified in Schedule 1 to this Act.
(2)The Attorney-General may by legislative instrument amend Schedule 1 to this Act except that the value of one penalty …

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