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GHANA, Landmine Monitor Report 2000
LM Report 2000 Full Report   Executive Summary   Key Findings   Key Developments   Translated Country Reports


Ghana signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 4 December 1997 and deposited its instrument of ratification on 30 June 2000, the ninety-ninth country to do so.

Ghana participated in the First Meeting of States Parties in Maputo in May 1999, with a delegation of representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Defense. It participated in the first meeting of the Standing Committee of Experts (SCE) on the General Status and Operation of the Convention in January 2000 and also in the second meeting of the SCE on Mine Clearance in March 2000. Ghana voted for UN General Assembly Resolution 54/54B supporting the Mine Ban Treaty in December 1999.

Ghana has never produced or exported antipersonnel mines. There is no evidence that it has aided in the transshipment of landmines. In February 1999, Landmine Monitor was told that the Ghanaian Armed Forces do not stockpile AP mines.[1] There is no public record of the military using landmines, even for training purposes. Ghana is not mine-affected.


[1] Interview with Adjudicator-General of the Armed Forces, Col. A.B. Donkor, Accra, 6 February 1999.