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Business Organisation in Ghana

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The organization of business activity in Ghana takes several forms, including unincorporated businesses, incorporated businesses, non-Ghanaian companies registered in Ghana as external companies and state-owned enterprises created by statutes.

The relevant laws that govern the formation of entities that carry on business in the country are the Companies Code, 1963 (Act 179) ("Companies Code"), with regard to companies, the Incorporated Private Partnerships Act, 1962 (Act 152) ("IPPA"), with regard to partnerships, the Statutory Corporations Act, 1964 (Act 232), with regard to statutory corporations, the Registration of Business Names Act, 1962 (Act 151), with regard to unincorporated business and the Co-operative Societies Degree, NLCD 252 of 1968 with regards to Co-operative Societies. The Registrar General's Department is the government agency responsible for registration and regulation of business entities, except for statutory corporations and cooperative societies.

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