30 Nov The PNDC law , is a Ghanaian law, which was passed in and amended in It is a right to property law, which protects the spouse. 27 Apr Nkwanta (V/R), April 27, GNA-The Intestate Succession Law (PNDC Law ) has largely succeeded in bringing justice to many surviving. 25 Aug Kumasi — The much-touted Intestate Succession Law, PNDC Law of , has come under sharp criticism because it has drastically.

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If a woman’s husband dies and she is given a significant portion of the wealth, she will be able to educate the children properly, who in turn will become professionals in the future and in turn help the society progress.

We need to involve policy makers and lawmakers in this movement to help leverage the situation. He said that piece of legal document clears all possible legal battles to pave the way for a smooth process of sharing such property.

The Law provides a uniform intestate succession regulation in Ghana.

So I said to myself, how helpful is this to the people. Mr Stanislus Amanoipo, Kadjebi District Magistrate made this assertion at a workshop for Chiefs, Queenmothers, Assembly members and students in the Nkwanta district to enhance their capacity in resolving issues pertaining to inheritance in their communities.

One example of such traditional succession plans is wife inheritance commonly practiced in the Upper East Region of Ghana. My suggestion will be to create awareness and explain the law to these widowed women so that they are sure of the choices they will make and also assure them of societal support to get their right if they speak out and speak up.

She advised the National Commission for Civic Education NCCE to continually propagate succession issues and all other laws that come out from parliament. This Law is still in existence in Ghana and even though it has helped alot of widows and fatherless children escape Poverty, it still has some serious challenges especially for women living in the rural areas.

Get in touch Information Services Pnsc P. David Galadima 30 November, If she takes them to court to claim her property rights, she would be seen to be doing exactly that. Please login to continue.


Doreen Anene 29 November, There are traditional succession plans, depending on the ethnic group, that are contrary to the statutory law.

It recognizes the spouse s of the deceased, their biological or adopted children, surviving parents and the customary family, prioritizing spouses and pncc. However, most of the citizens are unaware of such laws and remain victims of the what the laws are supposed to protect them from. Is this law existent and or practiced in your country? Submit Not a member Register.

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The Intestate Succession Law PNDC Law has largely succeeded in bringing justice to many surviving spouses, especially rural based women and children on the death of their husbands and fathers. These are high legal fees, delays with court action, ignorance of human rights and lack lwa knowledge on PNDCL In terms of alleviation from pjdc and marginalization, such laws will do a world of good.

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PNDC Law rescues rural spouses

Explaining how the plural legal system had come as a challenge in Moslem marriages, Laa said before Law was enacted, the only way a Moslem could have Islamic law to apply as his personal law in matters of inheritance to property was to get married under CAP Hello from Nigeria, Going by when this law was passed, it was quite pioneering. What are the benefits? Samuel Edet 29 November, Thus way, they walk into any decisions they take fully aware.

I went through the law, and it looks good to me.

Intestate Succession Law, 1985 (PNDCL 111).

What tradition and cultural norms are contending with this law Mrs Rawlings also urged the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Information Services Department, Ghana Education Services, Parliamentarians, Politicians and especially, the media to work to continually educate the Ghanaian populace on the final details of the law.

Mr Amanoipo however, stressed the need for families of the deceased to be united in securing that document. However, the challenge with the implementation of such laws is that ignorance on the part of the victims. The ministry of justice should also go about creating awareness especially among the rural women about their rights. They are afraid of physical and emotional abuse, and being neglected by in-laws means that many do not challenge the traditional practice.

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I look forward to reading from you. This was so because the courts held in Kwakye Versus Tuba that religious law cannot be the personal law of any Ghanaian, unless a statute provided it for. Works On Madina-Adentan Footbridg You continue to inspire us!

Thanks to your explanation, I see that the law in itself us good, but Women are unable to speak out and speak Do you think it will be a way to liberate widowed women from poverty and marginalization?

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