Taxation & the State of Africa Mining Vision Implementation - AMV

The Africa Mining Vision (AMV) as a policy framework designed by the African Union to ensure Africa utilizes its mineral resources strategically for broad-based and inclusive development.

The meeting was to facilitate awareness of the AMV framework among key stakeholders in the mineral sector.

In attendance were stakeholders from the following institutions.
1. Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources
2. Minerals Commission
3. Ministry of Finance
4. Geological Survey Department 
5. Mines Department 
6. Lands Commission 
7. Chamber of Mines 
8. Environmental Protection Agency
9. Tax Justice Coalition-Ghana
10. Other CSOs
11. GEITI

ADISS Forum on Audit Recommendation Implementation in Ghana

The ADISS Forum on Audit Recommendation Implementation in Ghana happening at the Fiesta Royal hotel in Accra. 
Date 20th August 2018

The Launch of Multi-Stakeholder Business Integrity Forum

This Multi-Stakeholder Forum seeks to facilitate engagements amongst business/private sector, state actors, and civil society to identify, protect and advocate for a corruption-free business environment in Ghana. Participants will include companies, business associations, civil society organisations, faith-based organisations and state actors such as the Registrar General, Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Public Procurement Authority and the Auditor General's Office.

Venue: Fiesta Royale Hotel, Dzorwulu - Accra
Date: October 4, 2018
Time: 10:00am

Stakeholders Validation Meeting on the Review of the Africa Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption.

GII held a Stakeholders Validation Meeting on the Review of the Africa Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption.

In attendance were members of the press, the FIC, Civil society Organisations and Members of Parliament. Mr Charles Ayamdoo who is the 

director for Anti-Corruption in CHRAJ was the consultant for the research to ascertain Ghana's progress in relation to the AU Convention.

Venue: Coconut Grove Regency Hotel, Accra (Tentative)
Date: October 26, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

#RTIRedFriday

We the staff of Ghana Integrity Initiative stand with the RTI Media Coalition on this #RTIRedFriday Campaign. We went out in our numbers, distributed flyers and stickers to motorists in raising awareness on the Right To Information (RTI) Bill. Parliament must hear us. Enough is Enough. 

Promoting Sustainable Tax Compliance for Development: the role of the private sector - BIF

The MSBIF will be two days of physical meetings. The event will bring together stakeholders including representatives from the private sector (Small, Medium – Large Scale Enterprises), relevant public sector institutions as well as some selected members of civil society including the media. The first day will be dedicated to Large scale or Corporate Private Sector Institutions and day two dedicated to Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs). An introductory session of the forum will comprise remarks and a session on critical issues of concern from previous forums (regional and national levels).

There will be three main sessions for each day of the forum; the first session will be a presentation by Ghana Revenue Authority focusing on tax compliance issues, followed by a panel discussion that brings together three (3) key representatives from the Public Sector, Private sector, and CSOs. An interactive session focusing on identified challenges that confront the business community in terms of tax compliance and others will ensue. The last session will provide a platform where the appropriate state agencies (Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Ghana Revenue Authority, Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, National Board for Small Scale Industries) respond and commit to addressing the identified challenges with timelines if feasible. Information gathered or data generated will be compiled and through GII’s ALAC, advocate for resolutions of the challenges from the appropriate state institutions. 

Regional Media Engagement (Radio/TV) for GII/GRA/RGD, Sensitize the Private Sector/ Business Community on Business laws in Ghana

GII held  three (3) regional (Volta, Eastern, and Upper East) Media Engagement in collaboration with the Registrar General’s Department (RGD) and the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA). The media engagement was aimed at enhancing awareness of the private sector actors on business laws and current developments within the two institutions vis-a-vis promoting transparency, accountability, integrity, ethical standards and compliance. The media discussions also focused on beneficial ownership and fiscal measures and policy in the 2021 budget statement.

The objectives for organizing this workshop was to:

  1. Promote awareness on GRA’s service delivery charters
  2. Promote awareness of the current tax policies per the 2021 Budget statement (including tax waivers)
  3. Raise awareness on the Integrated Customs Management System (ICUMS)
  4. Promote awareness on RGD’s service delivery charters including the efficient and effective administration of entities
  5. Raise awareness on the beneficial ownership register for the extractives and other high-risk sectors
  6. Discuss the challenges of promoting transparency, accountability and compliance during the Covid-19

roundtable discussion on the Corruption Perceptions Index 2023 (CPI) - “Corruption and Justice: Where Does Ghana Stand?” New Gallery Page

GII hosted a roundtable discussion on the Corruption Perceptions Index 2023 (CPI) - “Corruption and Justice: Where Does Ghana Stand?”
The Chief of Staff, the Special Prosecutor and the Executive Director of GII took turns to address participants on the theme.
The speeches were followed by two panel discussions. The 1st panel focused on the main theme while the 2nd Panel focused on Corruption, Justice and Ghana's Gold.

12th Annual Membership Meeting

Cross-section of GII Members during the 12th AMM held on the 22nd of February 2024.

Orientation workshop organized in the Greater Kumasi as part of the Land and Corruption in Africa (LCA) project.

On October 24th, an orientation workshop was organized in the Greater Kumasi area as part of the Land and Corruption in Africa (LCA) project. The event was attended by members of the Spatial Planning Committee (SPC) and Technical Sub-Committee (TSC) from selected Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies (MMDAs). The workshop was a joint effort between Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), the national chapter of Transparency International (TI), and the Land Use and Spatial Planning Authority (LUSPA).

14th Commonwealth Regional Conference for Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Africa.

Mary Awelana Addah, the Executive Director of the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), participated and made a presentation on the Crucial Role of Non-State Actors in Anti-Corruption for Sustainable Development in Commonwealth Africa at the 14th Commonwealth Regional Conference for Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Africa. In her speech, she emphasized the crucial role of civil society organizations in the fight against corruption in Ghana.

POLICY DIALOGUE ON THE FORMULATION OF GUIDELINES FOR PUBLIC LAND ALLOCATION IN GHANA

The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) as part of phase 2 of the Land and Corruption in Africa (LCAII) Project organized a Policy Dialogue yesterday at the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel, in Accra, bringing together experts, CSOs, Academia, traditional authorities and media to deliver dialogue and reflect on the Formulation of Guidelines for Public Land Allocation in Ghana.
The meeting brought together stakeholders from the public and private sectors, CSOs and the Media who critiqued the policy and made remarkable inputs in the policy document.
The event marked a progressive step in the Land Administration in Ghana and contributed to fight against Corruption in the Land Africa Sector #PolicyDialogue#PublicLandAllocation.

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