The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) was established by the Standards Decree, 1973 (NRCD 173) as Ghana Standards Board, changing it from its previous name, National Standards Board as it was when first established in August, 1967. The GSA is the National Statutory Body responsible for Metrology, Standards, Testing, Inspection and Certification. In 2011, its name was changed from Ghana Standards Board (GSB) to its current name, the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA).
GSA has a Governing Board which is the policy making body for supervising the administration and financial management of the organization. The Executive Director of the GSA is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the organization as specified within the broad guidelines approved by the Governing Board.
GSA’s vision is to become a model of excellence in standardization in Africa. Its mission is to promote standardization for the improvement of the quality of goods, services and sound management practices in industries and public institutions in Ghana.
The Mandate of the Authority:
Services of the Authority
The activities of the Authority have been structured into core (mandatory) and commercial services as a means of improving operational efficiency to generate enough revenue. The Services of the Authority have been grouped into four programme areas namely:
i) Standardization Programme
ii) Metrology programme
iii) Testing Programme
The Board offers a range of testing services including physical, chemical and microbiological analysis in the following areas:
iv) Quality Assurance programme