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

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information , Public Accountability

Potential Impact:

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, 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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