• Call Us:
  • (+233)-332-130-265
  • Send Us:
  • info@ghct.org.gh

Governance

The Trust has a Board as a governing body, and a Secretariat as manager and implementer of Board decisions and directives.

  • Membership
  • 13 member board.
  • Ghanaian and non-Ghanaian from private and public sector.
  • USAID Ghana Mission Director is ex-officio member.
  • Voluntary.
  • No financial benefit beyond out of pocket expenses.
  • Trustees replaced through nomination and election.
  • One third of Board retires every 3 years.
  • Officers are:
    • Chairperson.
    • Vice Chairperson – Parks Committee.
    • Vice Chairperson – Monuments Committee.
    • Treasurer.
  • Conventions for Board Selection
    • A Chief from the Operational Area.
    • Technical Experts in architecture, conservation, forestry, museums, archaeology, etc.
    • Technical Experts in business with philanthropic interest.
    • Tourism Specialist.
    • Development Specialist.
    • Fund raisers and those with donor familiarity.
    • Influential local personalities.
    • Descendants of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.
  • Full Board Meetings
    • Twice a year.
  • Executive Committee
    • At least two times a year.
    • Committee Chairs and local board members.
  • The various Committees of the Board are:
    • Executive Committee:Provides guidance on the management and execution of the Trust’s activities, monitors progress towards objectives, and ensures that the Trust remains faithful to its mission.
    • Finance Committee:Approves policies related to investment, fundraising, expenditures (including procurement, staff compensation, and operating budget), and disbursement; Plan for fundraising, and ensure sound management of other financial assets; reviews all financial decisions (investment, procurement, and compensation policies), and approves all disbursements for the GHCT. Its recommendations are forwarded to the Executive Committee for review and action
    • Programmes (Parks and Monuments) Committees:Establish systems for reviewing and funding proposals, monitor the effectiveness of their implementation, and establish and pursue an advocacy campaign in support of the Trust’s vision and mission.
    • In recent times, two other Committees have been added: Marketing and Communications and Legal.