Public Consultations on the Guidelines for Public Consultations

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Ministry of Trade and Industry


Consultations Period: Tue February 26, 2019 - Sun June 30, 2019

The Business Consultation Portal (“BCP”) is a project of the Department for International Development (“DFID”) created and developed by third party for the Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Trade and Industry (“MOTI”). It is portal designed to engage the general public for the discussions and scrutiny of prospective business laws. It is not an avenue to discuss any other prospective laws of Ghana and has been designed as such to enhance access to information and promote investment.

The Business Consultation Portal (“BCP”) is a project of the Department for International Development (“DFID”) created and developed by third party for the Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Trade and Industry (“MOTI”). One of the major challenges of the rule of law is access to laws and/or any material relating laws, regulations, directives and other legal provisions. The essence of the BCP project is to enhance access to laws that Government may intend to implement. Such laws shall be subjected to the general public and civic societies for scrutiny, discussions and criticisms for a stipulated period.

Key Provisions

• Who Can Register on the Portal • Who Can Post on the Portal • What Kind Of Details Should Be Contained In A Post • What Kind Of Laws Can Be Posted On The Portal • Can Different Government Agencies Post Policies Which Seek To Achieve The Same Objective • Can Different Government Agencies Post Policies Which Seek To Achieve The Same Objective • Can A Law Posted On The Portal Be Edited • Who Has The Authority To Edit Posting • Can A Posted Law Be Removed From The Portal • Who Can Receive Law Posted On The Portal • Can A User Indicate Preference For Policy/Notification • Can Someone Post Videos On The Portal • Who Can Comment On Policies • How Would An Agency Know There Are Comments On A Posted Law • Will Every Comment Receive Attention And Be Incorporated Into The Final Policy? • What Constitutes An Abuse On The Platform • Will Participants Pay Any Subscription/Participation Fees • Will All Government Agencies Be Required To Use The Portal • Will The Portal Be Bi-Lingual And/Or Include Ghanaian Languages • Will Contents Of The Portal Also Be Circulated On Social Media • What Sanction Would Be Applicable To Agencies/Public Officials That Do Not Use The Portal • How Long Can A Post Be On The Portal • When Shall A Policy Be Adopted

Comments

We seek the views of members of the Community of User to finalise this Operational Guidelines

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How to respond

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