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Anti-Corruption

Denmark is highly involved in fighting corruption in Ghana. In this section you can read more on our work both in a development perspective and with Danish businesses in Ghana.

International Anti-Corruption Conference 2018

In October 2018, the Danish Ambassador and a strong, Ghanaian delegation went to the International Anti-Corruption Conference in Copenhagen. Ghana sent a very among others the Deputy Minister of Finance Kwaku Kwarteng, Auditor General Daniel Yaw Domelevo, Special Prosecutor Martin A.B.K. Amidu and representatives of media and civil society. The two ambassadors of Ghana to Denmark, Amerley Ollennu Awua-Asamoa, and Denmark to Ghana, Tove Degnbol, were also participating.

On the very first day of the conference, more than 45 national governments, businesses and organisations endorsed a statement aiming to prevent and drive out corruption. The signatories – among them Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Finance Kwaku Kwarteng – pledged to take action in key areas including returning the proceeds of corruption to their rightful owners, ending secrecy over company ownership, clamping down on money laundering and tax evasion, promoting integrity in state owned enterprises, and improving implementation of existing conventions such as the United Nations Convention against Corruption and frameworks such as the Sustainable Development Goals.

Five short films were made from IACC with interviews and film from the delegation's experience at the conference. 

Watch them all here and read the delegation's experience from the IACC.

Documentaries on Corruption in Ghana

Corruption remains a canker in the Ghanaian society and it is a key challenge for the Government, the business community, the civil society, and all citizens to fight the malpractices that result in leakage of massive resources which should have been spent to build the country.

In five short documentaries, it is shown how corruption negatively affects all levels of the Ghanaian society. The films were taken during 2016 before the election, but the issues portrayed and discussed are still relevant. The films offer an important insight into the role of corruption in the education system, in the everyday life of many Ghanaians, and in the business community. They also give voice to some of the civil society organisation which have dedicated their effort to fight corruption, and they present an overview of the challenges that remain.

The films have been produced by Batavia Media ApS with support from Danida.

"Civil Society gives me hope" - Auditor General

In October, Auditor General Daniel Domelevo travelled to Copenhagen in Denmark to participate in the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC). Back in Ghana after the conference, the Auditor General agreed to an interview with the Embassy of Denmark to share some of his ideas of how Ghana can achieve more in the anticorruption area and how these ideas can be implemented in the Ghanaian reality.

You can read the interview with the Auditor General Daniel Domelevo reflecting on corruption in Ghana.