Private Legal Practitioner and Law lecturer at Central University College, Jude Atakora Tufuor has disclosed that Ghana’s laws do not cover on-line companies and transactions.
Speaking on JoyNews’ The Law, Sunday, the legislation lecturer explained that though shopping for of products on-line is not covered by any regulation, the Sale of Goods Act might be utilized to on-line transactions.
“It is not obviously covered by our acts. However, when you engage in an online transaction you must understand that the Sale of Goods Act can be evoked,” he said.
He additional noted that purchasing of products through on-line platforms like Jiji are direct on-line transactions and are covered by the Sale of Goods Act.
According to him, third party on-line transactions which makes use of platforms like ebay, amazon and Jumia the place the vendor is not actually recognized however funds are made and items delivered are additionally covered by the Sale of Goods Act.
Mr. Atakora Tufuor said on-line transactions on Whatsapp and Facebook are technically working exterior the Electronic Transactions Act and can’t be defended by the Sale of Goods Act.
“Section 47 of Electronic Transactions Act 772 lists a tall order for those who operate online transactions and makes it open for people to buy…most of these online platforms do not have such policies.
“Technically when you transact on these platforms, you are operating outside the law. If you do not comply with Act 772, the Sale of Goods Act cannot come to your defence.”
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