Many countries have regulations about when a person is old enough to buy and drink alcohol. Usually they’ll also set limits on the amount you can drink and still drive. However, not every country has the same laws. Check out our guide and avoid getting into trouble at home or abroad.
Laws and Customs in Ghana
Buying and drinking alcohol
Drinking alcohol is generally reserved for those older than 18.
The Government of Ghana together with industry are working to develop a Legal purchasing age for alcohol.
Drinking and driving
In Ghana, the legal Blood Alcohol Concentration limit for driving is as follows:
- (a) 35 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath;
- (b) 80 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood;
- (c) 107 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of urine; or
- (d) such proportion as may be prescribed by Regulations.
If you are caught drinking and driving the penalties can be severe: from fines of up to 2000 penalty units, imprisonment not to exceed five years or both.
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