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Organization/agency name (Full name):
Ministry of Environment Science Technology and Inn
Contact person name:
Eric Okoree
Physical full address:
Ministries Accra
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Country introduction
The Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, is responsible for the regulation of all activities related to the management of the environment for the purpose of attaining sustainable development in line with the Millenium development goals. Consequently, the Ministry is responsible for the implementation of the Biosafety Law (Act 831) which came into force on 31 December 2011. The Ministry established the National Biosafety Committee to be responsible for all matters on rDNA-derived foods. The NBC receives, reviews and decides on all applications of this nature. Based on the type of application, the NBC constitutes a Technical Advisory Committee to review the application and submit report to the NBC for a decision. Ghana has not yet carried out any rDNA-derived food safety assessment however, the NBC has approved confined field trials of rDNA-derived cotton, sweet potato, rice and cowpea. Currently, the National Biosafety Clearing House is undergoing maintenance, however the Ghana page on the Global Biosafety Clearing House has additional information that may be accessed through the following address:
Regulatory framework:
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Contact details of the competent authority(s) responsible for the safety assessment and the product applicant:
National Biosafety Committee, Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ministries, Accra
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Stacked events
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Production and trade
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GM food/feed imports:
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LLP/AP incidents
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Labelling requirement
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