Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC)

Year: 
2001
Sector: 
Collective Action Type: 
Declarations/Joint Activities
Members: 

GACC currently has eight institutional members comprising:

 

Centre for Democratic Development, Ghana (CDD)

A think tank dedicated to the promotion of society and government based on the rule of law, appropriate checks on the power of the state, and integrity in public administration - http://www.cddgh.org/

Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ)

A state institution with a three core mandate of Anti-Corruption, Human Rights and Administrative Justice - http://www.chrajghana.com/

Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO)

A specialized state agency set up to monitor, investigate and on the authority of the Attorney-General, prosecute any offence involving serious financial and economic loss to the state - http://eoco.org.gh/

Ghana Conference of Religions for Peace (GCRP)

A five member body of religious associations including Christian Council of Ghana; Ahamadiya Muslim Mission, Federation of Muslim Councils of Ghana, National Catholic Secretariat and Ghana Pentecostal Council

Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII)

The local chapter of Transparency International (TI) - http://www.tighana.org/

Ghana Journalists Association (GJA)

The umbrella organization of journalists - http://www.gjaghana.org/

Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)

A public policy think-tank that seeks to broaden the debate on public policy, private-sector-led economic growth, and strengthen the pillars of democracy - http://ieagh.org/

Private Enterprise Federation (PEF)

Comprises of Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), Ghana National Chamber of Commerce, Ghana Employers Association (GEA) and the Federation of Associations of Ghanaian Exporters (FAGE) - http://pef.org.gh/

 

Description: 

The Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC) is a unique cross-sectoral grouping of public, private and civil society organizations (CSOs) with a focus on promoting good governance and fighting corruption in Ghana.

GACC has over the years built the capacity of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on anti-corruption and whistleblowing nationwide. It has mobilised grassroots to demand accountability from duty bearers nationwide through the formation of Local Accountability Networks LANets and has advocated and lobbied for the passage and amendment of the Whistleblower and the Public Procurement Acts.

The organization has also developed indicators for monitoring corruption in Ghana, built media capacity and formed the Network for Journalists Against Corruption (JAC), in addition to coordinating the Business Action Against Corruption Network (BAAC) and Business Integrity Forum (BIF) in Ghana for businesses to build self-monitoring mechanisms to promote business integrity.

GACC has coordinated the monitoring of public contracts in Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone and hastracked the implementation of the Recommendations of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament.

Summary: 

Mission: To promote anti-corruption and good governance initiatives in Ghana through capacity-building, research and advocacy interventions by engaging coalition members and other key stakeholders operating at the regional, national and international levels.

Vision: A Ghana that is free from corruption where honesty, transparency, accountability, integrity and inclusion are upheld, thereby, helping to improve the standard of living of the people.

Date of signature: 
January 2019
Date of review or update: 
January 2019
Countries of operation: 
Array (HQ)
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