PUBLIC CONVEYANCING ACT - 1965 (ACT 302)

    Section - 6 - Interpretation.

    In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires:-

    "Council" means a Council within the meaning of the Local Government Act, 1961 (Act 54);

    "land reclamation area" means an area of land, which was covered or otherwise affected by water and which by diverse works has been made suitable for development, and for which a layout has been approved by the Minister responsible for Town and Country Planning in consultation with the Ministers responsible for agriculture, health, housing, lands, local government and community development;

    "Minister" means the Minister responsible for lands;

    "plan" means a cadastral plan within the meaning of the Survey Act, 1962 (Act 127), or any other plan made to the satisfaction of the Minister referred to in section 5 of that Act;

    "planned housing area" means an area destined for residential development for which a lay-out has been approved by the Minister responsible for Town and Country Planning in consultation with the Ministers responsible for housing, health, lands, and local government;

    "planned irrigation area" means an area for which water for irrigation is being supplied by any organ of the State or a Council or a statutory corporation and for which area a lay-out has been approved by the Minister responsible for Town and Country Planning in consultation with the Ministers responsible for lands and agriculture;

    "planned land area" means an area of agricultural land, the conditions of carrying out of husbandry within which are prescribed by the Minister responsible for agriculture, and for which a lay-out has been approved by the Minister responsible for Town and Country Planning in consultation with the Ministers responsible for agriculture, communications, lands and community development;

    "selected area" means an area of state land or of stool land declared a selected area by the President by executive instrument under section 1 and includes in the Tema Acquisition Area the area of resettlement of persons from the town of Tema;

    "slum clearance scheme" means a scheme of reconstruction of a built-up area undertaken, in consequence of the overcrowding of inhabitants in dwellings, of unsatisfactory sanitary conditions, and of the dilapidation of buildings, by an organ of the State, a Council or a statutory corporation in accordance with a plan approved by the Minister responsible for Town and Country Planning in consultation with the Ministers responsible for lands, health, social welfare, housing and local government;

    "state land" means land declared by the President by executive instrument under section 1 of the State Lands Act, 1962 (Act 125) to be land required in the public interest;

    "statutory corporation" means a statutory corporation within the meaning of the Statutory Corporations Act, 1964 (Act 232), or established under any other enactment;

    "stool land" shall have the same meaning as in the Administration of Lands Act, 1962 (Act 123);

    "Tema acquisition area" means the area specified in the First Schedule to the Tema Town and Port (Acquisition of Land) Ordinance, 1952 (No. 38); and

    "town of Tema" means the town of Tema referred to in the First Schedule to the Towns Ordinance (Cap. 86).