GHANA WATER AND SEWERAGE CORPORATION ACT - 1965 (ACT 310)

    Section - 3 - Board.

    (1) The governing body of the Corporation shall be a Board.

    (2) The Board shall consist of-

    (a) a chairman who shall be appointed by the National Liberation Council,

    (b) the person appointed as the Managing Director of the Corporation by National Liberation Council, or his representative,

    (c) the Principal Secretary of the Ministry responsible for the Corporation, or his representative,

    (d) the Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, or his representative, and

    (e) three other persons all of whom shall be appointed by the National Liberation Council. [As substituted by teh Ghana Water and Sewerage Corporation Act, 1965 (Amendment) Decree, 1969 (NLCD 391) s(1) ].

    (3) The Chairman and members of the Board appointed under subsection (2)(e) of this section shall hold office for three years. The appointment of such members may be renewed from time to time. [As substituted by the Ghana Water and Sewerage Corporation Act, 1965 (Amendment) Decree, 1969 (NLCD 391) (2)].

    (a) No person shall be qualified to be a member of the Board who is a member of any assembly or other body having for the time being authority to enact laws which have effect throughout Ghana.

    (b) No person shall be qualified to be a member of the Board if having been declared as insolvent or a bankrupt under any law in force in Ghana or in any other country is an undischarged insolvent or bankrupt.

    (c) The Chairman and the members of the Board appointed under subsection (2) (e) of this section shall be persons who have had experience of, and have demonstrated competence in one or more of the following fields, that is to say, public utility operation and practice, industry, trade, finance, science and administration, and no such person shall be an employee of the Corporation and not more than one of such persons shall be a person employed by the Government. [As inserted by Ghana Water and Sewerage Corporation Act 1965 (Amendment) Decree, 1969 (NLCD 391) s. (3)].

    (4) The Board may pay to its members other than the Managing Director, such subsistence, travelling and other allowances at such rates as the Minister may approve.

    (5) So to do of any member of the Board, other than the Managing Director, may be terminated at any time by the President if he is of opinion that it is in the interest of the Corporation so to do. The Managing Director shall be appointed for such period and on such terms and conditions as the President may think fit. [As amended by the Ghana Water and Sewerage Corporation Act, 1965 (Amendment) Decree, 1969 (NLCD 391) s. (4)].

    (6) The Chairman and any member of the Board appointed under subsection (2) (e) of this section, may resign his office by notice in writing addressed to the National Liberation Council and any such person may be removed from office by the National Liberation Council-

    (a) if he becomes a person of unsound mind;

    (b) if he is declared insolvent or bankrupt under any law in force in Ghana or in any other country;

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

    (d) if he is absent from three consecutive meetings of the Board without such reason as would appear to the National Liberation Council to be sufficient;

    (e) 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;

    (f) if he is guilty of serious misconduct in relation to his duties as Chairman or member of the Board; or

    (g) if in the case of a person possessed of professional qualifications, he is disqualified or suspended, otherwise than at his own request, from practising his profession in Ghana or in any other country by order of any competent authority made in respect of him personally. [As substituted by the Ghana Water and Sewerage Corporation Act, 1965 (Amendment) Decree, 1969 (NLCD 391) s.(5)].

    (6A) Where the office of the Chairman or a member of the Board appointed under subsection (2) (e) of this section becomes vacant before expiration of his term of office as prescribed under subsection (3) of this section (as amended) the National Liberation Council shall without prejudice to the provisions of subsection (7) of this section appoint another person in his place and to hold office for the unexpired portion of his term of office.

    (6B) Where it appears to the National Liberation Council that any member of the Board is unable, owing to his absence from Ghana, or illness or any other sufficient cause, to perform the duties of his office under this Act, the National Liberation Council may appoint another person to hold office in his place until such time as the National Liberation Council is satisfied that the member is able to perform his duties or until the term of such member expires, whichever first occurs. [As inserted by the Ghana Water and Sewerage Corporation Act, 1965 (Amendment) Decree, 1969 (NLCD 391) s.(5)].

    (7) Every member shall, on ceasing to be a member, be eligible for re-appointment.