On Tuesday, Parliament approved an amendment to decriminalise attempted suicide in the country.
Under the amendment, anyone who attempts suicide will be considered a mental health issue requiring assistance by law, and no longer subject to imprisonment.
Previously, attempted suicide was considered a criminal offence under the Criminal Offences Act of 1960.
The decriminalisation of attempted suicide has been widely supported by health experts, who believe that mental health support is a more appropriate response to the issue.
However, some lawmakers, such as the former Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu, have previously opposed the move to decriminalise attempted suicide, arguing that it should instead be punished and deterred.
According to statistics, Ghana sees over 1,500 cases of suicide reported every year.