Company Register 0% open

Ghana

What data is expected?

List of registered (limited liability) companies. The submissions in this data category do not need to include detailed financial data such as balance sheet, etc. Open data from company registers may be used for many ends: e.g. enabling customers and businesses to see with whom they deal, or to see where a company has registered offices. This definition draws on the work of OpenCorporates.

  • Name of company
  • Company address
  • Unique identifier of the company
  • Register available for entire country

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Publicly available No
In an open and machine-readable format
Collected by government Yes
collector_name Registrar General's Department and Ghana Revenue Authority No such datasets on their website. I sent an email but no response after 5days.
Controlled access No
characteristics

Reviewer comments

Your submission is valid. Thank you very much for contributing to the Global Open Data Index. The Ghana Revenue Authority (http://www.gra.gov.gh/) and the Registrar General's Department, Ministry of Justice and Attorney General (http://rgd.gov.gh/) websites contains no company data. Submitter had sent an email to the websites but five days later they had yet to receive a response. On the Public Procurement Authority website, under "Registered Suppliers and Contractors", one can search for Suppliers, Contractors and Consultants which are registered currently with the Public Procurement Board in Ghana (http://www.ppaghana.org/suppliersearch.asp). One can chose the company name from the drop-down menu, rather than by typing it in so in that sense, one doesn't need to know the name of an entity in order to find it. Alternatively, one can simply request "search" with all fields marked as "all" and a list with all companies will come up over several pages in .HTML format. Once clicked on an entity's name, one can see information including Company Registration number, Postal, Web, and E-mail Addresses, Telephone and Fax numbers, category, sector, products, and contact person. However, the list probably does not contain all Ghanaian companies as after looking for specific entities such as AngloGold Ashanti, Accra Brewery Company, and Aluworks, I could not find them. Hence, I am accepting the original submission and conclude that the required dataset was not available online.

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Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   Unknown
Reviewer   Evangelia Kampouri
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Tue Jan 24 2017 09:14:44 GMT+0000 (UTC)