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Ghana

Anti-Corruption Transparency (GH0021)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Ghana Action Plan 2017-2019

Action Plan Cycle: 2017

Status: Inactive

Institutions

Lead Institution: Parliament, Attorney General’s Department, Police Criminal Investigation Department, Bureau for National Investigation, Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice, and Economic and Organized Crime Office

Support Institution(s): Office of the Head of Civil Service, Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC), Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) and Centre for Democratic Development (CDD)

Policy Areas

Anti-Corruption Institutions, Asset Disclosure, Legislation & Regulation, Whistleblower Protections

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Not Relevant

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

What is the public problem that the commitment will address?: One of the major strategies initiated by the Government of Ghana to address corruption is a National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACAP) developed and adopted as a non-partisan strategy for a ten-year implementation period. To minimize the misuse of entrusted power for private gain, there is the need to pass all outstanding anti-corruption enhancing bills and also ensure that anti-corruption institutions and quasi security agencies report on their activities. For example, asset declaration by public office holders in its current form is not meaningful when it comes to transparency. Public office holders need to be transparent when it comes to asset declaration. The key issues regarding asset declaration by public office holders relate to asset declaration, verification, and publication.; What is the commitment?: The commitment is in two parts namely: gradually amend Asset Declaration Act (Conduct of Public Office Holders Bill) to enable verification and publication of assets declared by public office holders; and ensure investigative bodies (like Criminal Investigation Department -CID and Bureau of National Investigation -BNI), anti-corruption institutions (like CHRAJ), and quasi security institutions (like EOCO) charged to investigate corruption related issues to make public reports of their investigations.; How will the commitment contribute to solve the public problem?: Making public reports on corruption related investigations will let the public know the outcome of corruption related investigations. It will also help citizens to know actions taken by the government to address issues of corruption.; Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values?: The commitment is relevant to increasing the level of transparency by improving accessibility of information on corruption related investigations. It will also help to improve rules, regulations, and mechanisms to publicly hold government officials answerable to their actions.


Commitments

  1. Open Contracting and Contract Monitoring

    GH0020, 2017, Infrastructure & Transport

  2. Anti-Corruption Transparency

    GH0021, 2017, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  3. Beneficial Ownership

    GH0022, 2017, Beneficial Ownership

  4. Fiscal Transparency and Accountability

    GH0023, 2017, Fiscal Transparency

  5. Extractives Sector Transparency

    GH0024, 2017, Extractive Industries

  6. Right to Information

    GH0025, 2017, Legislation & Regulation

  7. Civic Participation and Accountability

    GH0026, 2017, Fiscal Transparency

  8. Technology and Innovation

    GH0027, 2017, Capacity Building

  9. Starred commitment Open Contracting

    GH0014, 2015, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  10. RTI

    GH0015, 2015, Right to Information

  11. Citizen’S Participation

    GH0016, 2015, Public Participation

  12. Fiscal Openness

    GH0017, 2015, Legislation & Regulation

  13. Starred commitment Revenue Management

    GH0018, 2015, Legislation & Regulation

  14. Open Data

    GH0019, 2015, Open Data

  15. Fiscal Responsibility

    GH0001, 2013, Legislation & Regulation

  16. Fiscal Transparency

    GH0002, 2013, Capacity Building

  17. Right to Information

    GH0003, 2013, Capacity Building

  18. Human Rights and Anti-Corruption

    GH0004, 2013, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  19. Extractive Sector Revenue Management

    GH0005, 2013, Extractive Industries

  20. Investment Oversight

    GH0006, 2013, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  21. Citizen Participation

    GH0007, 2013, Capacity Building

  22. Code of Conduct Bill

    GH0008, 2013, Asset Disclosure

  23. Audit Reports

    GH0009, 2013, Audits and Controls

  24. National Broadcasting

    GH0010, 2013, Civic Space

  25. e-Immigration

    GH0011, 2013, Citizenship and Immigration

  26. Financial Management

    GH0012, 2013, Citizenship and Immigration

  27. Starred commitment Policy Portal

    GH0013, 2013, Citizenship and Immigration