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Illiterates’ Protection Act, 1912 🇬🇭

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Republic of Ghana

The two hundred and sixty-second


of the parliament of the republic of ghana

Illiterates’ Protection Act, 1912

  • Commenced on 1 July 1912
AN ACT to provide for the protection of illiterates and for related matters.

1. Prohibition of letter writing for reward

A person shall not, for a reward to be paid to that person or to any other person, write a letter or any other document for or at the request of an illiterate person,(a)except in conformity with this Act, and(b)unless that person has obtained a licence.

2. Grant of licence

(1)A licence shall be granted by a District Assembly or by a person so directed in writing by the Minister.
(2)A licence may be refused without a reason being assigned.
(3)A licence issued under this Act(a)shall be in the form set out in the First Schedule,(b)is not transferable, and(c)shall expire on the 31st day of December following the date of issue.
(4)A fee of two hundred thousand cedis shall be paid for a licence.[Amended by the Illiterates…

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