Pistis and Associates

Company Liquidation

Liquidation of a company in Ghana or winding up of a company is an activity whereby the operation of a company and its existence will come to an end.

The Liquidation of a company in Ghana or winding up of a company is commonly known as the closing of a company or the cancellation of a company in Ghana.

We provide Company Liquidation Services in Ghana for all types of entities in the region

  • Liquidation of mainland companies such as Limited Liability Companies, Civil Companies, Establishments
  • Liquidation of Free Zone Companies of any of the free zones in Ghana.
  • Liquidation of offshore companies across Ghana.

Process & Procedures of Company Liquidation in Ghana

Steps & Procedures for Liquidating a company in the Ghana

  1. Prepare the resolution for dissolution for winding up the company.
  2. Appointment of liquidator.
  3. Acceptance letter from the liquidator.
  4. Attestation of the resolution from the notary public.
  5. Submission of documents to the authority for initializing the liquidation process.
  6. New paper advertisement.
  7. Immigration clearance.
  8. Labour clearance.
  9. Customs clearance.
  10. Bank account closure certificate.
  11. Clearance from all the Govt authorities such as RTA, Electricity & water authority and telecommunication authority, FTA, etc.
  12. Submission of final liquidation report along with all other clearances.
  13. Authority will issue the final cancellation certificate and remove the trade name from the commercial register.

If the shareholders are not available in Ghana, then the resolution / Power of Attorney has to be notarized and attested from the Accra embassy of that country and has to be attested and Legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Justice in Accra. In the case of companies registered in most of the Free Zones attestation from Notary Public is not required. In this statement of the resolution, the appointment of the company’s liquidator should also be included with the name of the liquidator who is involved along with their full address. Further, in the case of sole establishments, this step is not applicable while liquidating a company.

Documents required initially for Liquation of Company in the Ghana

  • License Copy.
  • Memorandum of Association Copy with all the changes
  • Power of Attorney if any
  • Shareholders Resolution
  • Shareholders passport Copy
  • Ghana ID Copy
  • Deregistration Application Form

Notice Period for Liquidation of a company in the Ghana

Once the above-mentioned documents are submitted and the initial payment is also done to the concerned Authority (Department of Economic Development), a liquidation certificate (primary) will be issued. The liquidation certificate is issued as a piece of documentary evidence from the Authority for the company to proceed with the winding up of a company in Ghana.

Once the liquidation certificate (primary) is obtained the company can proceed with the advertisement that is supposed to publish in the newspaper. In the case of Limited Liability Companies and some of the Free zone companies such as Dubai Creative Cluster Authority, etc require forty-five (45) days’ notice of liquidation advertisement in the public newspaper. In the case of LLC companies, four advertisements are to be published in the Arabic language./p>

Actions to be taken during the Notice Period of Liquidation of a Company

  • Clearance from the Immigration Department
  • Clearance from the Labour Department
  • Clearance letter from Electricity and Water Departments
  • Clearance letter from Telecom Authority (DU or Etisalat, etc)
  • Clearance letter from Landlord
  • Bank account closure letter

Final Step for Liquidation of a Company

Once the notice period is over the following documents are to be submitted along with the above-mentioned documents:

  • Liquidation report.
  • Copy of Newspaper advertisement.

Once the above documents are submitted, the authority will review and upon approval of the same final payment to the authority has to be done. Thereafter, the final certificate called License Cancellation Certificate will be issued by the concerned Authority

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