PAST AND ON-GOING PROGRAMMES AND ACTIVITIES
In the past two to five years, GII has:
- Organized sensitization workshops, seminar etc on the causes, effects and solution to corruption
- Engaged student bodies in schools and identifiable youth groups to talk about the canker and possible remedies of corruption
- Advocated for the initiation and/or passage of transparency-enhancing and anti-corruption legislations such as:
- Freedom of Information Bill
- Whistleblower Law
- Assets Declaration Law (Regulation)
- Organized nation-wide radio programmes to educate the public on the importance of anti-corruption legislations in the fight against corruption
- Advocated for the ratification and domestication of United Nations (UN) and Africa Union (AU) Conventions against corruption
- Conducted Corruption-related surveys including the following:
- GII “Voice of the people Survey – an Urban corruption perception survey in Southern Ghana (2005)
- Judiciary Watch Project – monitoring Judiciary corruption in Ghana (2005-2007)
- Global Corruption Barometer (2009)
- Africa Education Watch - Ghana Report (2009).
- ·Launched Transparency International’s annual reports namely:
- Corruption Perception Index (CPI)
- Global Corruption Report (GCR)
- Global Corruption Barometer (GCB).
- Published quarterly newsletter “GII Alert” that highlights GII and TI activities as well as best practices and significant happenings in anti-corruption in Ghana and around the world.
- Initiated a Membership Drive project aimed at raising awareness about GII and soliciting membership of the TI movement for qualified members
- Launched GII’s new project, Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre (ALAC) to provide the avenue for victims or witnesses of corruption to pursue their cases with the appropriate authority
- Held meetings with key stakeholders in the water sector on transparency and integrity in the water sector under another new GII project called Transparency and Integrity in Service Delivery in Africa (TISDA)
- Organized ethics workshops titled “Zero Tolerance Against Corruption Campaign: The Role of Religious Bodies in Ghana” for religious groups throughout the country
·Organized workshop for Public Officials to promote awareness of the Guidelines on Conflict of Interest developed by CHRAJ
- Empowering communities to demand transparency, responsiveness and accountability in the provision of water, under the poverty and corruption in Africa pilot project
- Collaborating with Ghana Association of Women Entrepreneurs (GAWE) to implement a project, “Gender and Tax Justice in Ghana” to research into the impact of taxation on women
NETWORKING AND LOBBYING
- GII belongs to the national coalition of anti-corruption organizations and institutions (GACC);
- GII is a member of the Right to Information Coalition (RTI).
- GII is a member of the Publish What You Pay Coalition and Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition.
- GII also works with individuals and local institutions of integrity such as the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), the Auditor-General, the Attorney General’s Department, Parliament, Electoral Commission.
- GII collaborates with the Media on its public education and sensitization programmes
- GII also works with international institutions working on anti-corruption issues in Ghana.
GII’s lobbying activities include:
- Sensitizing political and other parties through dialogue, round table discussions, workshops, press statements, etc. on corruption;
- Lobbying the Executive and Parliament for policy and legislative reforms;