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Labour / Employment

The Labour Act 651 of 2003 regulates employment and labour issues in Ghana. This Act consolidates all laws relating to labour, employers, trade unions and industrial relations.

The Value of Labour

The current minimum wage is at GHS 5.24 per day as at April, 2013.  Also below is the average salary for unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled workers.

CATEGORY OF WORKER AVERAGE MINIMUM ANNUAL SALARY/US$ AVERAGE MAXIMUM ANNUAL SALARY/US$
UNSKILLED 1,799.59 5,709.27
SEMI-SKILLED 1,981.82 6,886.01
SKILLED 5,008.55 27,467.50

The following are some other fees and charges expected in the case of the employment expatriates resident in Ghana.

Ghana Immigration Service

The Ghana Immigration Service has been established as the agency of the government of Ghana to advise on and to ensure the effective implementation of all laws and regulations pertaining to immigration and related issues. The Ghana Immigration Service is mandated to regulate and monitor the entry, residence, employment and exit of all foreigners. Movement of Ghanaians in and out of the country is equally monitored.

i) Resident Permit/Person (ECOWAS) (GH¢100)
(ii) Resident Permit/Person – Others (GH¢200)
(iii) Re-Entry Permits (Single/Multiple) (US$50)/(US$100.00)

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Ghana Investment Promotion Centre

  • Automatic Quota - GH¢1,500
  • Substitution of Quota Letters (Automatic & Short-term Permit) - GH¢500
  • Replacement of Automatic Quota - GH¢1,500
  • Short term Quota: 1 year & below - GH¢6,800
  • Short term Quota:2-3 years - GH¢9,500
  • Short term Quota:4-5 years - GH¢13,500

Ghana Free Zones Board

  • Resident Permit/Person/Year - US$200.00