On Wednesday, 27 May 2020, the Advisory Group of the Alliance for Integrity Ghana elected its new Chair and Vice Chair. The Executive Director of the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), Mrs. Linda Ofori-Kwafo was elected Advisory Group Chair and the Executive Secretary of the Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC), Madam Beauty Emefa Narteh was voted as Vice Chair.
Mrs. Linda Ofori-Kwafo has been a prominent voice in the anti-corruption ecosystem both within and outside Ghana, contributing significantly to various anti-corruption initiatives, notable among which include the review of the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and the implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Action Plan (NACAP) for Ghana. She has close to 17 years’ experience in civil society anti-corruption advocacy and has expertise working with key stakeholders for the passage, review and enforcement of transparency-enhancing and anti-corruption legislation. Mrs. Ofori-Kwafo is the first woman to be elected to the International Board of Transparency International, the Global NGO leading the fight against corruption in over 100 countries and territories. Mrs. Linda Ofori-Kwafo holds an LLB from GIMPA Law School, MBA from University of Ghana (UG) Business School, BA in Political Science also from UG and three Diplomas from the Danish Institute of Human Rights Denmark and Les Aspin Centre, United States of America. Mrs. Ofori-Kwafo is a member of the Institute of Directors, Ghana.
The newly elected Vice Chair Mrs. Beauty Emefa Narteh, is a distinguished anti-corruption advocate who has contributed immensely to mobilising support through awareness raising and continued sensitisation of citizens on the basic anti-corruption laws especially the Whistle-blower Act 2006 (Act 720).
She has worked with various projects including the coordination of the World Bank funded West Africa Contract Monitoring Network in Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Madam Narteh holds a master’s degree in International Affairs with specialisation in Communication and Development; a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies from Ohio University, United States; a certificate in Executive Communications and Governance Reform and she is an Accredited Member of the Institute of Public Relations Ghana.
The network in Ghana congratulates the newly elected representatives and believes that with this leadership, the initiative will consolidate its gains and scale up on achieving its goal of promoting a responsible business environment.
The Alliance for Integrity wishes to express its profound appreciation to the past Advisory Group Chair, Ms. Ronke Ampiah, formerly of Merck Ghana and the Advisory Group Vice Chair, Mr. Mark Badu-Aboagye, of the Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry for their leadership and achievements in the past years. Both made an invaluable contribution to the sustainable growth of the Alliance for Integrity in the region.
Author: Gideon Mankralo