New Stakeholder Engagement Virtual Training on Integrity Launched with Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA)

30 October 2020

From 19-23 October, a new virtual training on Stakeholder Engagement with an emphasis on Integrity was launched with participants from the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA). Their objective is to implement Strategic Objective 1 of Ghana’s National Anti-Corruption Action Plan (NACAP) – to build public capacity to condemn and fight corruption. 

The course was developed under the WCO Anti-Corruption & Integrity Promotion (A-CIP) Programme, in response to expressed needs from several participating administrations, including GRA. These administrations are striving to improve their engagement with the private sector and other stakeholders, to implement common solutions to combat corruption and promote integrity.

The week long virtual training consisted of three online sessions as well as remotely-facilitated intersessional work. Ten GRA Executive and Senior Managers, from the Internal Affairs Department and other areas involved in stakeholder outreach, attended the course facilitated by WCO experts from the Netherlands and Poland.  Participants discussed how to further consolidate GRA’s stakeholder engagement strategies on matters relating to integrity. They have also developed a specific communication and an action plan, particularly in light of insights gained from Ghana’s implementation of a Customs Integrity Perception Survey (CIPS), also under the A-CIP Programme earlier this year.

In his closing remarks on behalf of Commissioner General, the Deputy Commissioner Ethics & Good Governance emphasized the importance of sustained stakeholder engagement within GRA and encouraged the participants to moving towards this goal.

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