BAST FIBRES DEVELOPMENT BOARD ACT - 1970 (ACT 326)

    Section - 12 - Offences.

    (1) Any person who contravenes any provision of this Act or any regulation made thereunder shall be guilty of an offence and shall on summary conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding two hundred new cedis or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding one year or to both such fine and imprisonment.

    (2) In the case of an offence committed under this Act by a body of persons-

    (a) where the body of persons is a body corporate other than a partnership every director and officer of that body corporate shall be deemed to be guilty of the offence; and

    (b) where the body of persons is a partnership every partner of that partnership shall be deemed to be guilty of that offence:

    Provided that no such person shall be deemed to be guilty of an offence under this Act, if he proves that the offence was committed without his knowledge or that he exercised all due diligence to prevent the commission of the offence.