Overview of MSP related maritime uses

Current main uses:

Shipping Ports
Oil and gas Mining
Nature conservation Fisheries
Military Scientific research
Coastal protection Cables and pipelines
Tourism and leisure Underwater cultural heritage

Which marine spatial plans exist?

Legal framework

  • Land Use and Spatial Planning Act, 2016 (Act 925)
  • National Development Planning Commission Act, 1994 (Act 479)
  • National Development Planning System Act, 1994 (Act 480)
  • Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1994 (Act 490)
  • Ghana Maritime Act, 2002 (Act 630)
  • Fisheries Act, 2002 (Act 625)
  • Energy Commission Act, 1997 (Act 541)
  • Tourism Act, 2011 (Act 817) 
  • Local Governance Act, 2016 (Act 936)
  • National Environment Policy, 1993


Land Use and Spatial Planning Authority

Mrs. Celestina Deku – Senior Town Planning Officer

P.O.Box MB 61 Ministries
Accra, Ghana

Last updated: June 2020
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