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Forests | 15th May 1939

Act - 1939 - Concessions Act - Cap 136
Forests
Ghana

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Act - 1939 - Concessions Act - Cap 136

The 1939 Concessions Act provides for the obligation to give notice to the court registrar of terminations of rights granted under a concession which had been covered by a certificate of validity. The only other provision relating to forests that is still relevant provides for the prohibition of government officers to acquire rights in concessions.

Amendments

The 1939 Concessions Act has been almost entirely repealed by the 1962 Concessions Act (Act 124) for as much as it concerns stool lands. The above-mentioned obligation and prohibition are the only provisions that remain applicable in respect of these lands.The remaining sections have to be read with the necessary modifications to give the Timber Resources Management Act, 1998 (Act 547) effect. Because Act 547 provides for the granting of timber rights to be done only through Timber Utilization Contracts (and related procedures) this technically means almost the whole of the 1939 Concessions Act has been repealed.

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