Setting Up a Business in Ghana

The law requires that public hearing on the matter be held which may extend the processing of the application. Where the Environmental Impact Statement draft is found acceptable, the proponent is notified to finalize the report and eight (8) hard copies are submitted together with an electronic copy to the Environmental Protection Agency. After the submission to the Environmental Protection Agency the proponent shall be issued with an Environmental Permit within Fifteen (15) working days and notices are published in the Gazette. Where the undertaking is approved, the proponent shall pay processing and permit fees prior to the collection of the permit.

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