Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority Act (No. 160 of 1986)


The Act establishes the Ports and Harbours Authority and sets rules regarding, inter alia, its functions, assets, staff, finance and powers. In particular, the Authority may regulate pilotage (Part X) and the conduct of persons employed on wharves (s. 31(1)(e)).

The Secretary for Transport and Communications is empowered to make regulations, especially in regard to the licensing of porters, carriers and other port workers and the prescribing of masters’ duties (s. 110(1)(l) and (p)).

The Act also delineates offences and sets penalties.