Every activity was a religious exercise, and the individual was left to relate to his or her maker according to how it satisfied the spiritual. Local content policy for power sector ghana investment. Ghana the word ghana means warrior king, and was the source of the name guinea used to refer to the west african coast area. University of ghana research guides law sources of law enter search words search. A look at local content rules and the case of ghana devex. Ghana political rivalry threatens fiscal sustainability political system ghana has a multiparty system and unicameral parliament. The content of the received law in ghana the content of the received law in ghana was made up of the common law, the doctrines of equity, and the statutes of general application in force in england as of the cutoff date. Highlevel meeting on the rule of law at the national and. The law is expected to ensure that ghanas natural resources benefit ghanaians, while also allowing foreign oil companies to. Sep 04, 2015 the law also establishes the nigerian content monitoring board which is charged with the responsibility to manage the coordination, monitoring and implementation of local content law. Nigerian oil and gas industry content development bill 2005 salient provisions nminimum nigerian content. The local content act was enshrined into nigerian law on the 22nd of april 2010.
Search of place entered by person sought to be arrested. The national trade policy also supports the development of the local manufacturing industry, by creating linkages, which is what. International trade law, immigration, employment law, general civil litigation. The legal systems of nearly all countries are generally modeled upon elements of five main types. A survey of the literature on local content policies in the oil and gas industry in east africa chilenye nwapi summary although oil and gas exploration has been going on in east africa for decades, until recently exploration activities grew more slowly compared to other regions in africa.
Definition and scope marriage and the family the laws applicable jurisdiction marriage as a special contract and breach of promise of marriage. With this end in mind, various governments have endorsed local content policies and legislations. In particular, the local content policy will enhance the implementation of the agenda for change which identifies the development of the private sector as central to achieving economic development of sierra leone. Company law theory explains why it should be otherwise.
The evidence suggests that ghanas local content and local participation legislation could be more effective in stimulating the growth of indigenous businesses in the oil and gas industry currently. This entry provides the description of a countrys legal system. The impact of international law the world trade organization wtos agreements and investment treaties can present an obstacle to the realization of local content goals by prohibiting some types of local content requirements a subcategory of performance requirements 1. Nigerian content development bill 2005a bill to make provi. Local content policy ndefinition, objectives, necessity for local content. Parliament has, amid stiff opposition from foreign upstream oil and gas companies and their governments, endorsed the petroleum local content and local. Links provide access to primary documents, legal commentary, and general government information about specific jurisdictions and topics. Parliament has, amid stiff opposition from foreign upstream oil and gas companies and their governments, endorsed the petroleum local content and local participation regulations, 20 l. In chile, local content is not defined by law, but mining firms have set their own. Every nigerian citizen young or old possesses a unique potential, this can only be better used depending on the awareness of opportunities. The companies act the act is the first pillar of company law in ghana.
The evoluation of ghana law since independence assembly is curtailed, however, by the necessity for presidential assent before a bill can become effective, 6 by the prohibition of amendments of the annual estimates money bills submitted by the cabinet,7 and is at least qualified by the special. Social context religion was always and is still, to a large extent, an integral part of the lifestyle of the african in the traditional environment. Stitution which is the basic law of the land guarantees an. Background the governments development objectives are focused on supporting the private sector in sierra leone which is considered to be the engine of growth for the overall economic development of the country. The ghana local content and local participation bill 20 is a bill passed in november 20. The government will extend the local content policy to the power subsector to encourage more local participation, the minister of energy and petroleum, mr armah kofibuah, has disclosed. One of the main objectives of this bill on publicprivate partnerships is to encourage and promote local content in ppp projects section 1 objectives. Contemporary local content policies in ogm activities vary in scope and level or type of regulation applied. Formalities, essentials critical analysis cases, articles, etc customary marriage. Though ghana is a relative novice in oil production it has local content laws that some oil industry experts deem unrealistic, in part because ghana s oil industry is still quite young and the.
Local content and local participation legislation a. The new patriotic party npp won a majority over the national democratic congress ndc in the presidential and parliamentary elections in december 2016, in which. Local content ng is designed to aid you better understand and utilize your untapped benefits from local content development in nigeria. John dramani mahama, president of the republic of ghana new york, 24 september 2012. Highlevel meeting on the rule of law at the national and international levels his excellency mr. The nigerian content developmen t agency has the objectives of putting in place a framework for continuous growth of nigerian content in the nigerian economy through a balan ced programme of planning, target. Governments will often implement local content laws with a noble intent in an effort to create jobs, spur local industry and avoid the resource curse of falling deep into poverty despite an. The research based its analysis on relevant textual and field materials, including observation. The law also establishes the nigerian content monitoring board which is charged with the responsibility to manage the coordination, monitoring and implementation of local content law.
The nigerian oil and gas industrycurrent issues and existing. The nigerian oil and gas industry content development act 2010 the act seeks. Introductionintroduction noil discovered in commercial quantities inoloibiriin rivers state in 1956. Companies are to publish their local content plans, and government is to make them available for inspection. Every activity was a religious exercise, and the individual was left to relate to his or her maker according to how it. The ghana local content and local participation bill 20 is a bill passed in november 20 by the ghanaian government that stipulates that ghanaians should be prioritised in terms of employment in the petroleum industry, and should benefit from the countrys resources. In some cases, local content policies are designed for a clearly identified target groups in spatial. Power to break out of any house for purpose of liberation. Acts of ghana first republic criminal procedure code, 1960 act 30 arrangement of sections section part igeneral provisions procedure 1. Urbanization and environment population dynamics and household structure lower lower major concern 36,537 49,107 67,230 variant 2009 medium population projections 000 84 87 91 36 58 80 1990. Programmes offered and admission requirements 1012 5. Sources of law research guides at university of ghana.
Local content and local participation legislation a driver. Designing local content policies in mineralrich countries iisd. Ghana local content lc is defined as the quantum or percentage of locally produced materials, personnel, finance, goods and services rendered in the petroleum industry value chain and which can. Local content and local participation in ghanas petroleum. Nigerian content policy in the oil and gas industry. According to him, the move is to ensure that ghanaians and indigenous businesses participated in power generation, construction works and allied services to. It is envisaged that a national content policy covering all sectors will be developed in due course for which. Regulatory mechanisms available to ensure that local content provisions are implemented are usually specified in local content legislation and regulations outlining local content requirements. Simply put, the local content law specifies that nigerian independent operators should be accorded first consideration in the award of oil and gas related. The duration of protection for an eligible work is life of the author plus 70 years.
Conceptualizing tvet in most advance economies, industrialization most certainly emanate from tvet kutz, 2001. A mastery of the three pillars of company law in ghana is essential. This act sets out specific work scopes that must be performed in nigeria and. Thus, the focus of this paper is to briefly explain the local content act and its implication on tvet and the nigerian economy. Resourcerich countries are increasingly inserting requirements for local content local content provisions into their legal framework, through legislation. This book also has a pictorial representation on an a2 poster. Ogm companies can also commit to certain local content requirements under the terms of individual concession or framework agreements. On october 7, 2016, the brookings africa growth initiative hosted its second biannual roundtable examining the risks, trends and opportunities in relation to doing business in africa. Sierra leone local content policy humanitarianresponse. The paper has analyzed the erection of the formal legal system in ghana.
Pdf the politics of local content legislation in ghana. Local content requirements contained in key legislative documents. The content of the received law in ghana was made up of the common law, the doctrines of equity, and the statutes of general application in force in england as of the cutoff date. Ghana school of law students facilities and societies 67 3. What links here related changes upload file special pages permanent link page. It is envisaged that a national content policy covering all sectors will be developed in due course for which the content of the vra policy could be vital input. Its evolution and interaction with english law harrison a. This guide to law online ghana contains a selection of ghanaian legal, juridical, and governmental sources accessible through the internet. Polygamous marriages customary law marriages common features. Petroleum local content and local participation regulations, 20 in exercise of the power conferred on the minister responsible for energy by section 22 of the petroleum commission act, 2011 act 821, these regulations are made this 5th day of july, 20. He was a visiting professor at harvard law school from 1954 to 55, the dean of the law faculty at the university of lagos from 1962 to 65, a holmes scholar at harvard law school in 1966 and the. Likewise, just as the ghanaian national ppp policy, the bill includes local content and technology as a guiding principle.983 1481 1224 1619 1093 1406 1448 1575 1342 1394 962 174 1041 122 462 796 110 807 174 1563 594 1052 1133 139 828 530 1325 1074 44 378 702 1162 180