The law is 28 pages long with nine sections. These cover:
- Conduct of Business and Affairs of the Board
- Information Required in Applications for Contained or Confined Use
- Information Required in Applications for Release
- Importation and Placing on the Market
- Risk Assessment and Regulatory Agencies.
According to Professor Walter Sandow Alhassan, Project Coordinator on Strengthening Capacity for Safe Biotechnology Management in Sub-Sahara Africa (SABIMA) of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), "the enactment of the Biosafety law is the culmination of years of outreach activities and advocacy for biotechnology and Biosafety involving a cross-section of Ghanaians including the scientific community, media, farmer-based organisations, consumer associations, religious bodies and legislators supported by donor agents or their representatives."
For more see:
"Ghana's Biosafety Law Finally Receives Presidential Assent," Government of Ghana Press Release, 17 February 2012.