Beneficial ownership transparency in Ghana

  • Publication date: 17 October 2023
  • Authors: Samuel Bekoe, Opening Extractives

List of acronyms

API – application programming interface

BO – beneficial ownership

BODS – Beneficial Ownership Data Standard

BOT – beneficial ownership transparency

CSO – civil society organisation

CSV – comma-separated values

EITI – Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

EU – European Union

FATF – Financial Action Task Force

FIC – Financial Intelligence Centre

GHC – Ghanaian Cedi

GHEITI – Ghana Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

GIABA – Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa

GRA – Ghana Revenue Authority

IT – information technology

LEA – law enforcement agencies

MSG – multi-stakeholder group

OE – Opening Extractives

OO – Open Ownership

PEP – politically exposed person

PLC – publicly listed company

PPA – Public Procurement Authority

ORC – Office of the Registrar of Companies

SOE – state-owned enterprise

TIN – tax identification number

USD – United States Dollar

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