Ghana Standards Authourity
The Ghana Standards Board was established by the Standards Decree, NRCD 173, 1973 with the following aims: To establish and promulgate standards with the object to ensuring high quality of goods produced in Ghana either for the local or export markets. To promote standardisation in industry and commerce.
To promote industrial efficiency and development. To promote standards in public health and industrial welfare, health and safety In the light of the above, the Ghana Standards Board is the National Statutory Body responsible for the quality infrastructure of the Nation embracing Metrology, Standards, Testing and Quality Assurance (MSTQ).
A sound quality infrastructure is a necessary condition for the systematic and sustainable development of quality capabilities that will enhance competitiveness of products of local companies on both the Local and International Markets. The mission of the Board therefore is to contribute towards the enhancement of the quality of life of people living in Ghana through the promotion of standardisation.
For the purpose of enhancing the competitiveness of Ghanaian products, the Ghana Standards Board undertakes the following core activities for industries: Standards Development Metrology Systems Certification Product Certification Inspection and Testing Training for Industry In order to ensure effective coverage and compliance, the GSB has decentralised its activities into the countryside to cover the whole nation. We therefore have Regional Offices at the following places: Ho, responsible for Volta Region Koforidua, responsible for the Eastern Region Takoradi, overseeing the Western and Central Regions Kumasi, responsible for Ashanti and Brong Ahafo Regions Tamale, in charge of the three Northern Regions namely Upper East, Upper West and Northern Regions.
The Regional Offices supervise and coordinate all the standardisation activities involving Metrology, Standards, Testing and Quality Assurance in the regions. OUR MISSION To contribute towards the enhancement of the quality of life of people living in Ghana through the promotion of standardisation.
OUR VISION To become the leading National Standards Body in the West African Sub Region. Ghana Standards Board - Enhancing the Quality of Life through Standards.