It also seeks to educate and inform the public about efforts made to manage the petroleum revenue and to highlight the challenges and concerns.
According to Prof Adjaye, there was a number of progress in the 2015 report, with regards to the management of the oil revenue across four components such as Revenue transparency, Expenditure transparency, Contract and transparency in management of the Ghana Petroleum Funds.
He therefore scored the overall performance as 83 per cent compared to 78 per cent achieved last year adding that despite the progress, there were some areas which needed to be addressed.
He called for the speedy passage of the Right to Information Bill and the Petroleum Exploration and Production Bill in the next sitting of Parliament.
“We advocate that work be fast-tracked on the draft bills such as the Ghana Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Bill and the Marine Pollution Bill. The passage of these bills will improve governance not only in the petroleum sector but also in the other resource industries,” he said.
Prof Adjaye also called for the passage of the Budget Act, with specific provision for an independent Budget Office, which would provide technical expertise for analyzing and monitoring the Budget, and making recommendations to Parliament.
“We believe that the current method of allocating funds under the Annual Budget Funding Amount is inefficient and that it diminishes the developmental impact of the petroleum revenues,” he said.
He therefore advocated for a more inclusive approach in decisions and projects to be funded, as well as the formation of a committee of stakeholders to advice to sector Minister.