COMPANIES ACT - 1963 (ACT 179)

    Section - 262 - Service of Documents by Company

    (1) A document may be served by a company on any member, debentureholder, or director of the company either personally or by sending it through the post in a prepaid letter addressed to him at his address on the register of members, debentureholders, or directors, as the case may be, or if he has no registered address, at the address, if any, supplied by him to the company for the giving of notices to him, or by leaving it for him with some person apparently over the age of sixteen years at such address.

    (2) A document may be served by a company on the joint holders of any share or debenture of the company by serving it on the joint holder named first in the register of members or debentureholders in respect of the share or debenture.

    (3) A document may be served by a company upon the person upon whom the ownership of any share or debenture has devolved by reason of his being a legal personal representative, receiver or trustee in bankruptcy of a member or debentureholder either personally or by sending it through the post in a prepaid letter addressed to him by name, or by the title of representative of the deceased, receiver or trustee of the bankrupt, or by any like description, at the address, if any, supplied for the purpose by such person or by leaving it for him with some person apparently over the age of sixteen years at such address, or until such address has been supplied, by serving the document in any manner in which the same might have been served if the death, receivership or bankruptcy had not occurred.

    (4) Where a document is sent by post, service shall be deemed to be effected by properly addressing, pre-paying and posting a letter containing the document and to have been effected at the expiration of forty-eight hours after the letter containing the same is posted.

    (5) The letter need not be despatched by registered post but where it is sent to an address outside Ghana it shall be despatched by air-mail.