From Joy Online
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the worldwide web, will join UK Cabinet Office Minister, Francis Maude to welcome Ghana and eight other new countries to the Open Government Partnership (OGP) meeting in London today.
The UK, current lead co-chair of the OGP, and the organisation’s seven other founding countries, will listen to action plans from the nine new participants for increasing transparency to fight corruption and encourage growth. The new countries include Argentina, Costa Rica, Finland, Hungary, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Liberia and Ghana.
Commenting on Ghana’s participation, the British High Commissioner to Ghana, Peter Jones, said:
“I am delighted that Ghana is entering the Open Government Partnership. This is an exciting opportunity to join a world-leading initiative, using transparency to improve standards of governance and to tackle potential problems such as corruption. Ghana already enjoys an enviable status as a beacon for democracy.
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