Africa Beneficial Ownership Transparency Network - National-Level Legislation

  • Publication date: 05 March 2024
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Group discussions during a workshop on beneficial ownership transparency for government agencies from over twenty African countries. The event was organised by Open Ownership, UNODC, OCP and CAACC. Photo: Monirul Bhuiyan/Open Ownership

Introduction

The African Beneficial Ownership Transparency (AfBOT) network is a member-led initiative — convened by the African Development Bank and the UK government, with support from Open Ownership — that brings together governments and international partners to accelerate implementation and effective use of beneficial ownership registers across Africa.

Developing and refining legislative frameworks for beneficial ownership transparency represent key challenges during the implementation phase. To assist with this task, this page collates the relevant beneficial ownership-related legislation from the twelve AfBOT members.

This webpage will aid implementing governments from across the region to easily access information on how their counterparts have designed legislative frameworks and drafted requirements to gather, verify and share beneficial ownership data. We hope you find it useful. Please contact us with feedback on [email protected]

Ghana

Kenya

Liberia

Mauritius

Mozambique

Namibia

Nigeria

Republic of South Africa

Senegal

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Tanzania

Uganda

Zambia