Open Governance Partnership

Open Governance Partnership Report
Date of Publication: 
June 15, 2013

Preparatory Activities & Prevailaing Measures towards the Development of Ghana'sNational Action Plan

The Fourth Republican Constitution of Ghana, 1992 (the Constitution) dedicates one whole chapter which spells out a set of arrangements to ensure fiscal discipline, effective management of resources and economic governance

In this regard, the Constitution contains, among others: provisions for imposing taxes; a procedural mechanism (including Parliamentary approval) for authorising expenditure of State, withdrawing monies from public funds, and contracting loans; provisions for the establishment of a Central Bank to among others encourage and promote economic development and efficient utilisation of the resources of Ghana; and provisions for the establishment of the Office of the Auditor-General to audit the public accounts of Ghana and the accounts of all public offices.

 

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