GHANA NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME ACT - 1980 (ACT 426)

    Section - 28 - Offences

    (1) Any person who-


    (a) contravenes any of the provision of section 7 of this Act; or


    (b) refuses to notify the Board of the completion by any person of any course of study as required under section 9 of this Act or fails without reasonable cause (proof of which shall be on him) to give such notice; or


    (c) provides any information under this Act which he knows to be false or has no reason to believe to be true; or


    (d) refuses or fails without reasonable cause (proof of which shall be on him) to comply with any direction given by the Board under subsection (1) of section 1 or section 26 of this Act,


    shall be guilty of an offence and shall, on summary conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding five thousand cedis or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding five years or to both; and in the case of a continuing offence, to an additional fine not exceeding one hundred cedis in respect of each day on which the offence continues;


    (2) Where an offence is committed under this Act by a body of persons, then-


    (a) in the case of a body corporate (other than a partnership) every director or officer of the body shall be deemed also to be guilty of the offence; and


    (b) in the case of a partnership, every partner or officer of the body,


    shall be deemed also to be guilty of that offence:


    Provided that no person shall be deemed to be guilty of an offence by virtue of this section, if he proves that the offence was committed without his knowledge or connivance and that he exercised all due diligence to prevent the commission of the offence, having regard to all the circumstances.