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Anti-corruption for businesses

The Embassy of Denmark is strongly committed to combating corruption. Specifically aimed at curbing corruption in the business sector, the Embassy has launched an anti-corruption network for Danish companies where they can express and exchange their concern. The Embassy is consolidating their input and follows up with relevant authorities.

When Ambassador Tove Degnbol released her Ambassador's blog this February, the theme was corruption and its detrimental effects also on the business environment. The message was quickly picked up by Ghanaian media, including the Business and Financial Times which published an article based on the blog. The vocal addressing of the problems with corruption in Ghana also reverberated in Danish media resulting in several interviews and positive feedback from Danish companies.

With the anti-corruption network initiative, the Embassy is putting action behind the words. The main objective of the network is to use the experiences of companies operating in Ghana to identify unclear processes and procedures that are prone to pressure for corruption. The Embassy uses this platform to engage with relevant authorities with the aim of having unclear procedures streamlined and simplified, human interaction replaced by electronic procedures, and better monitoring of the institutions where the problem is largest. This is done without compromising the anonymity of the members of the network.

As part of the efforts, the Embassy is happy to launch an anti-corruption hotline service. Acknowledging that occasionally the pressure put on those refusing to pay illicit fees can be very high and situations can be deeply unpleasant, the Embassy wishes to offer emergency assistance to Danish companies finding themselves in such situations. Danish companies can sign up for the anti-corruption hotline service and will receive the contact details of the Ambassador. When called, she will intervene and mediate in critical situations. This service is free of charge.

To sign up for the service, please write an e-mail to accamb@um.dk with "Anti-corruption hotline service" in the subject line and provide your company contact details.

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Contact us:

Linda Kafui Abbah-Foli
Commercial Advisor
Email: linabb@um.dk

 

Mathias Knudsen

Trade & Investment Trainee

Email: matknu@um.dk