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Economic Plants Protection Act, 1979 šŸ‡¬šŸ‡­

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Republic of Ghana

The forty-seventh


of the parliament of the republic of ghana

Economic Plants Protection Act, 1979

  • Published by Government Gazette on 22 September 1979
  • Assented to on 21 September 1979
  • Commenced on 22 September 1979
AN ACT to provide for the prohibition of the destruction of specified plants of economic value and for related matters.

1. Destruction of specified plants prohibited

A person who,(a)without the written authority of the Minister, or(b)for purposes other than for horticultural husbandry, intentionally destroys or causes the destruction of a specified plant commits an offence.

2. Payment of compensation

(1)Where a Court convicts a person of an offence under section 1, the Court shall order that person to pay compensation in respect of every specified plant destroyed, in addition to the punishment imposed under section 5.
(2)The Minister may give written authority under section 1 (a) on condition that compensation shall be paid in respect of each specified pā€¦

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