COMPANIES ACT - 1963 (ACT 179)

    Section - 303 - Document to be Delivered to Registrar by External Company

    (1) External companies which, after the commencement of this Code, establish a place of business in Ghana shall, within one month of the establishment of the place of business, deliver to the Registrar for registration,

    (a) a certified copy of the charter, statutes, regulations, memorandum and articles, or other instrument constituting or defining the constitution of the company, in a language acceptable to the Registrar;

    (b) a statement in duplicate in the prescribed form giving the following particulars regarding the company, namely,

    (i) its name;

    (ii) the nature of its business or businesses or other main objects;

    (iii) the present forenames and surname and any former forename or surname, and the address and business occupation of some one or more person, in this Code referred to as a local manager, authorised to manage the business in Ghana of the company;

    (iv) if the company has shares, the number and nominal value, if any, of its authorised and issued shares, the amount paid up thereon and the amount remaining payable thereon, distinguishing between the amounts paid and payable in cash and the amounts paid and payable otherwise than in cash;

    (v) the address of its registered or principal office in the country of its incorporation;

    (vi) the address of its principal place of business in Ghana and the number of its post office box;

    (vii) the name and address in Ghana of a person, in this Code referred to as a process agent, authorised by the company to accept service of process and other documents on its behalf;

    (c) such particulars, and copies, of any charges on the property of the company as are required to be delivered for registration in accordance with section 310 of this Code, or, if there are no such charges, a statement in the prescribed form to that effect.

    (2) External companies which at the commencement of this Code already have an established place of business in Ghana shall, within six months after the commencement of this Code, send to the Registrar for registration the documents referred to in subsection (1) of this section.

    (3) The Registrar shall register the said documents in the register of external companies and cause the particulars contained in the statement referred to in paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of this section to be published in the Gazette.

    (4) For the purposes of sub-paragraph (iii) of paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of this section and of section 309 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) reference to a former name shall 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.