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Declaration made upon ratification (Original: English):

“Pursuant to Article 3 (2) of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflicts, the Government of the Republic of Ghana hereby declares that the minimum age at which it permits voluntary recruitment into its National Armed Forces is 18. The age limit is prescribed in the Armed Forces Regulations Volume 1, Article 6.01 (1) (c) and applicants are requested to submit their birth certificate for verification.

The recruitment into the Army is not forced or coerced and is voluntary.”
24.09.2003

09.12.2014

09.12.2014