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dc.contributor.authorSefa-Nyarko, Clement
dc.contributor.authorOkafor-Yarwood, Ifesinachi
dc.contributor.authorBoadu, Evans Sakyi
dc.identifier.citationSefa-Nyarko , C , Okafor-Yarwood , I & Boadu , E S 2021 , ' Petroleum revenue management in Ghana : how does the right to information law promote transparency, accountability and monitoring of the annual budget funding amount? ' , Extractive Industries and Society , vol. 8 , no. 3 , 100957 .
dc.identifier.otherRIS: urn:ABE3821EDF452FCCE6E8F2FF0FE35753
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0003-4952-9979/work/97473923
dc.description.abstractThis paper engages the open governance framework to assess whether and how Ghana's Right to Information Law, 2019 (Act 989) contributes to accountability in petroleum revenue management. The Constitution's freedom of information provision aims to get civil society and other non-state actors to be proactive in exerting public accountability through transparency. However, in the petroleum sector, this has been constrained by the legal and regulatory ecosystems that affect timely access to relevant public information, which is a ‘sine qua non’ for accountability in governance. This constrains non-state actors from tracking the Annual Budget Funding Amount, the only part of petroleum revenue that the government can use to augment its annual expenditure. The 13 exemptions in the Right to Information Law further compound the opacity in the petroleum sector and showcase the ambiguity surrounding the government's commitment to open governance. Adopting the Kantian Publicity Principle as a change pathway and using examples of the setbacks faced by non-state actors, this paper argues that the potential of the Right to Information Law to counterbalance power notwithstanding, such exemptions, as found in Section 8(1)(d)(i-ii) that forbids the disclosure of information on some of government's international transactions, stifles open governance in the petroleum sector.
dc.relation.ispartofExtractive Industries and Societyen
dc.subjectAnnual budget funding amounten
dc.subjectInstitutional designen
dc.subjectOpen governance in Ghanaen
dc.subjectPetroleum revenue management acten
dc.subjectRight to information act (RTI)en
dc.subjectJS Local government Municipal governmenten
dc.subjectSDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communitiesen
dc.subjectSDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutionsen
dc.titlePetroleum revenue management in Ghana : how does the right to information law promote transparency, accountability and monitoring of the annual budget funding amount?en
dc.typeJournal itemen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Geographies of Sustainability, Society, Inequalities and Possibilitiesen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Geography & Sustainable Developmenten
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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