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e-Immigration (GH0011)



Action Plan: Ghana Action Plan 2013-2014

Action Plan Cycle: 2013

Status: Inactive


Lead Institution: Ministry of Communications, NITA

Support Institution(s): NA

Policy Areas

Access to Information, Citizenship & Immigration, E-Government, Open Data, Public Participation, Public Service Delivery

IRM Review

IRM Report: Ghana 2013-2014 End of Term Report, Ghana Progress Report 2013-2014

Starred: No

Early Results: Did Not Change

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Not Relevant

Potential Impact:

Implementation i



During the 2013 - 2014 Action Plan period, the Ghana Government will continue, with increased vigour, the policy of achieving economic growth and development through the development and deployment and application of ICT. The modernization of the civil and public services through the application of ICT will be accelerated to enhance service delivery, efficiency and effectiveness. The goal is to complete, within the Action Plan period, the implementation of three major ICT-based projects: e-immigration, GIFMIS and Ghana Open Data Initiative (GODI).
The purpose of the introduction of the e-immigration system for visitors is to manage the growth of visitor members in a cost effective way through the use of cutting edge technology and to deliver service consistent with expectations of travelers. The introduction of an e-immigration system will help regulate entry into and exit of the country by foreigners and check fake identities. The automation will affect two seaports and four border entries, including Aflao and Elubo, and will contribute to promoting and improving intelligence sharing within the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS).

Ghana further commits to the application of ICT for enhanced service delivery through the full implementation, by the end of 2014, of the Ghana Open Data Initiative (GODI) by the National Information and Technology Agency (NITA). In 2011, Ghana joined the global Open Data Initiative (ODA). The objective of the initiative includes promoting transparency in government transactions and creating business opportunity for re–use of open government data. The initiative involves a bold and innovative approach to governance and how public services should adapt their procedure to meet the demands and necessities of citizens.
GODI will facilitate data collection and dissemination by Ministries, Departments and Agencies and trigger innovation and development through the use of the data so disseminated. The Government, through the Ministry of Communications, will support NITA to open two portals, one immediately, by 2013, and the other, long- term, by 2014, to facilitate the collection and dissemination of data to serve citizens. actions:
• Institute twice yearly support and solidarity meetings with Ghana Immigration Service and Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning to track prospects, progress and problems faced in rolling out GIFMIS and E-immigration
• Call two meetings of Ministry of Communications, NITA and relevant CSOs to assess resource requirement of NITA in rolling out one portal, by end 2014
• Support NITA to roll out the portal to be used for policy making and community participation.
• Collaborate with Ministry of Communications, NITA and relevant CSOs to evaluate benefits to users of the portals established


  1. Open Contracting and Contract Monitoring

    GH0020, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  2. Anti-Corruption Transparency

    GH0021, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  3. Beneficial Ownership

    GH0022, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  4. Fiscal Transparency and Accountability

    GH0023, 2017, Fiscal Openness

  5. Extractives Sector Transparency

    GH0024, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  6. Right to Information

    GH0025, 2017, Access to Information

  7. Civic Participation and Accountability

    GH0026, 2017, Fiscal Openness

  8. Technology and Innovation

    GH0027, 2017, Access to Information

  9. Starred commitment Open Contracting

    GH0014, 2015, Anti-Corruption

  10. RTI

    GH0015, 2015, Access to Information

  11. Citizen’S Participation

    GH0016, 2015, Open Regulations

  12. Fiscal Openness

    GH0017, 2015, Legislation & Regulation

  13. Starred commitment Revenue Management

    GH0018, 2015, Legislation & Regulation

  14. Open Data

    GH0019, 2015, Access to Information

  15. Fiscal Responsibility

    GH0001, 2013, Fiscal Openness

  16. Fiscal Transparency

    GH0002, 2013, Capacity Building

  17. Right to Information

    GH0003, 2013, Access to Information

  18. Human Rights and Anti-Corruption

    GH0004, 2013, Anti-Corruption

  19. Extractive Sector Revenue Management

    GH0005, 2013, Anti-Corruption

  20. Investment Oversight

    GH0006, 2013, Anti-Corruption

  21. Citizen Participation

    GH0007, 2013, Capacity Building

  22. Code of Conduct Bill

    GH0008, 2013, Anti-Corruption

  23. Audit Reports

    GH0009, 2013, Anti-Corruption

  24. National Broadcasting

    GH0010, 2013, Civic Space

  25. e-Immigration

    GH0011, 2013, Access to Information

  26. Financial Management

    GH0012, 2013, Access to Information

  27. Starred commitment Policy Portal

    GH0013, 2013, Access to Information

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