GHANA RAILWAY CORPORATION ACT - 1977 (SMCD 95)

    Section - 3 - Composition of Board.

    (1) The governing body of the Corporation shall be a Board whose members including the Chairman shall be appointed by the Supreme Military Council.

    (2) The Board shall consist of:-

    (a) a Chairman,

    (b) the General Manager appointed under section 5 of this Decree,

    (c) a representative of the Ministry of Transport and Communications;

    (d) a representative of the Ghana Ports Authority, and

    (e) four other persons with experience in commercial or other relevant professional fields.

    (3) The term of office of members of the Board other than the General Manager shall be two years.

    (4) Every member of the Board shall, at the expiration of his term of office be eligible for re-appointment.

    (5) Members of the Board shall be paid such allowances as may be determined by the Commissioner.

    (6) The Chairman and any member of the Board other than the General Manager may resign his office by writing addressed to the Commissioner, and any such person may be removed from office by the Supreme Military Council acting in accordance with the advice of the Commissioner:-

    (i) if he is adjudged to be a person of unsound mind;

    (ii) if he is declared insolvent or bankrupt;

    (iii) if he suspends payment to or compounds with his creditors;

    (iv) if he is absent from three consecutive meetings of the Board without sufficient reason;

    (v) if he is sentenced to death or to imprisonment for a term exceeding twelve months without the option of a fine or is convicted of an offence involving dishonesty or moral turpitude;

    (vi) if he is guilty of any serious misconduct in respect of his duties as chairman or member of the Board, and such misconduct is certified in writing by not less than two-thirds of the members of the Board;

    (vii) if in the case of a person possessed of professional qualifications, he is disqualified or suspended, otherwise than at his own request, from practicing his profession by the order of any competent authority, made in respect of him personally.

    (7) The person appointed to fill a vacancy created by resignation or removal from office of a member shall hold office for the unexpired period of such member.