One of the four (4) major functions of the OSP is a statutory charge to take steps to prevent corruption. We believe that preventive measures assure a much more transformational process of affecting change in the quest to suppress and repress corruption. To this end, the OSP undertakes the following in respect of corruption prevention.

  • Receipt, collection, and collation of – reports, documents, materials, complaints, allegations, information, and intelligence
  • Corruption risk analysis of public projects, contracts, agreements, memoranda, programs, policies, economic and fiscal measures, and all aspects of governance and development
  • Anti-corruption assessment of legislation and draft legislation
  • Provision of information in relation to persons applying for or holding a position in the Ministries, Departments, and Agencies
  • Provision of information to the Public Services Commission and other legal entities
  • Education and information of the public
  • Publication of detected acts of corruption
  • Identification of the causes that advance corruption including
    • deficiencies in regulatory enactments, regulations, or procedures
    • deficiencies in the administration of instructions, including a lack of internal control mechanisms or deficient mechanisms
    • individual interest, including greed, lack of ethicalness and legal awareness
    • external influences, including public attitude, culture, and traditions
  • Dissemination of information gathered in the course of investigations to competent authorities and other persons the Office considers appropriate

The flagship "Corruption Prevention Program" of the Office is the Ghana Corruption League Table (GCLT). The GCLT is a tailor-made scoring and ranking tool that provides an overall assessment of corruption vulnerabilities by collecting and analysing data on the incidence, experiences, and perceptions of corruption in selected government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) as well as other public institutions such as State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) and Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies (MMDAs). It will be a league table, which implies the creation of an index for measurement and ranking of institutions. The results are published annually on International Anti-corruption Day and will serve as the basis for enhancing pragmatic suppression and repression of corruption in the public sector.