COMPANIES ACT - 1963 (ACT 179)

    Section - 196 - Register of Directors and Secretary

    (1) Every company shall keep at its registered office a register of its directors including substitute directors appointed in accordance with section 187 of this Code but excluding alternate directors appointed in accordance with section 188 of this Code, and secretaries.

    (2) The register shall contain the following particulars with respect to each director, namely,

    (a) his present forenames and surname;

    (b) any former forename or surname;

    (c) his usual residential address;

    (d) his business occupation, if any; and

    (e) particulars of any other directorships, other than alternate directorships held by him.

    (3) The register shall contain the following particulars with respect to the secretary or, where there are joint secretaries, with respect to each of them, namely,

    (a) in the case of an individual, the particulars required by paragraphs (a) to (d) of the immediately preceding subsection;

    (b) in the case of a body corporate, its corporate name and registered or principal office:

    Provided that when all the partners in a firm are joint secretaries the name and principal office of the firm may be stated instead of the residential address of each partner.

    (4) The register shall during business hours, subject to such reasonable restrictions as the company may by its Regulations impose so that not less than two hours in each day, other than Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, be allowed for inspection, be open to the inspection of any member of the company without charge and any other person on payment of one shilling, or such less sum as the company may prescribe, for each inspection.

    (5) If any inspection required under this section is refused or if default is made in complying with subsection (1), (2) or (3) of this section, the company and every officer of the company who is in default shall be liable to a fine not exceeding one hundred pounds, and in the case of any such refusal the Court may by order compel an immediate inspection of the register.

    (6) For the purposes of this section and sections 197 and 198 of this Code,

    (a) in the case of a person usually known by a title different from his surname, the expression "surname" means that title;

    (b) references to a former name do not include,

    (i) in the case of a person usually known by a title, the name by which he was known prior to his succession to that title;

    (ii) a name changed or disused before the person bearing the name attained the age of eighteen years or changed or disused for a period of not less than twenty years;

    (iii) in the case of a married woman, the name by which she was known prior to the marriage.