Public Participation in the Making of Ghana’s Petroleum Revenue Management Law

Ghana’s Petroleum Revenue Management Act, 2011 (Act 815) lays down the key parameters for the accounting, collecting, reporting and utilization of petroleum revenues due the Government of Ghana. For a given benchmark revenue, the law establishes the upper limit of the amount of petroleum revenue that may be directed into the national budget. The law provides for the operation and management of the savings, and that the savings shall be prudently managed. And it responds to the public preferences for transparency and adequate oversight in a manner unprecedented in public policy-making in Ghana. The public participation in the making of the law is the subject of this short presentation.

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