Ghana

Parliament

Political system
Presidential system
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Law-making

Data on parliament’s law-making role and activities

Legislative activity

Number of laws adopted by parliament, per year
22
(2022)
Total number of laws adopted by Parliament in the previous legislature
125
(2021-01 - 2021-12)
Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by parliament
1
(2021-01 - 2021-12)
Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by the government
124
(2021-01 - 2021-12)
Percentage of laws initiated by parliament in the previous legislature
1%
(2021-01 - 2021-12)
Dates of the previous legislature
07 Jan 2017 to 06 Jan 2021
(2021-01 - 2021-12)

Executive-legislative relations

Legislation adopted by parliament requires the assent of the Head of State
Yes
Number of times the Head of State declined to give assent to legislation, per year
0
(2022)
Consequences when the Head of State declines to give assent to legislation
The legislation is returned to Parliament for re-examination
Final decision when parliament and the Head of State do not agree
Parliament

Existence of a procedure to introduce emergency legislation

There is a procedure for introducing emergency legislation into parliament
Yes
Number of times the procedure for emergency legislation was used, per year
1

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No