Gaps in Ghana's Anti-Corruption Legislation

25 September 2016



The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) Consortium comprising GII, Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC) and SEND Ghana is implementing Accountable Democratic Institutions and Systems Strengthening (ADISS) Activity. ADISS is a four-year activity funded by USAID over the period September 2014 to September 2018. The goal of ADISS is to increase government accountability in Ghana. Specifically, ADISS’s purpose is to renew and build upon on-going anti-corruption efforts and increase the capacities of anti-corruption Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to motivate citizens to apply pressure on policy makers and institutions with the aim of reducing corruption in Ghana. ADISS is being be implemented in fifty (50) Districts across the ten regions of Ghana.


As part of ADISS implementation, this document titled “Gaps in Ghana’s Anti-Corruption Legislation – 2016” has been developed to supplement on-going advocacy against corruption. It contains a list of corrupt conduct that should either have been criminalized or if already criminalized, is deemed inadequate (gaps in anti-corruption legislation) to deal with the offence more effectively.  The document captures the offence, the existing legislation (if any) that deals with the offence, the gaps that have been identified, and the action proposed to close these gaps.