The Parliamentary Network Africa (PNAfrica) together with OGP National Steering Committee, Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), and the Ghana Parliamentary Monitoring Organisations Network (GPMON) has commenced the commemoration of the 2021 Open Government week, (OpenGovWeek) in Ghana.
The West African country joins over 70 member countries worldwide of Open Government Partnership (OGP) to commemorate Open Government Week which is taking place from Monday, May 17, to Friday, May 21, 2021.
The week has been set aside for stakeholders within the OGP community to converge and discuss the successes and challenges bedeviling the achievement of the objectives of the partnership which include promoting transparency, empowering citizens, fighting corruption, and harnessing new technologies to strengthen governance.
In Ghana, 2021 marks another milestone in the history of the country’s OGP journey. The country is currently going through the process of finalizing its 4th National Action Plan and is commencing a conversation on Open Parliament which is a critical part of the OGP process.
In the weeklong OGP activities, the processes culminating into the adoption of Ghana’s 4th OGP National Action Plan will be enhanced. The process which will result in the NAP4 will help in advancing Transparency and Accountability, Tackling Systemic Inequalities, Protecting Democracy and Civic Space, and Enhancing Citizen Participation.
There will be a National Stakeholders Consultative Meeting for the Development of the 4th OGP National Action Plan on Wednesday, May 19. In addition, there will be an Open Parliament Conversation on Thursday, May 20.
Find below a press release on the commemoration of the Open Government Week in Ghana: