Code of Conduct

All members of the Ghana Anti-fraud Professionals Association are required, as a condition of their continued membership, to act in conformity with the objects of the Association.

In addition, the member must inform the Executive Council immediately if any of the conditions listed below apply to them during the course of their membership. A member shall cease to be a member:

  • On the expiry of at least fourteen days’ clear notice given by the member to the
    Association of his, her or its intention to withdraw; or
  • If any subscription or other sum payable by the member to the Association is not paid
    on the due date and remains unpaid fourteen days after notice is served on the
    member by the Association informing him, her or it that he, she or it will be removed
    from membership if it is not paid. The Executive Council may re-admit to membership any individual, unincorporated organisation or corporation removed from membership on this ground on him, her or it paying such reasonable sum as the Executive Council may determine; or
  • If the member is convicted of any criminal offence, and the Executive Council resolve that the conviction is inimical or harmful to continued membership; or
  • If the member is the subject of any disqualification order or any statutory
    modification or re-enactment for the time being in force; or
  • If the member is the subject of any adverse finding by any professional or regulatory
    body, and the Executive Council resolve that the finding is inimical or harmful to continued membership; or
  • If the member is the subject of any adverse finding arising as a result of any statutory
    modification or re-enactment for the time being in force, and the Executive Council resolve that the finding is inimical or harmful to continued membership; or
  • If the member, being an individual (including an individual who is a corporate
    member representing an unincorporated association or body), has a bankruptcy
    order made against him or her, or has an order made against him or her in individual
    insolvency proceedings in a jurisdiction other than Ghana which have an effect similar to that of bankruptcy, or a composition is made with his or her creditors generally in satisfaction of his or her debts;
  • If the member is a corporate member representing an unincorporated association or body and the unincorporated organisation has an order made or a resolution passed for its winding up or has an administrator appointed over all or any part of its assets, in each case other than for the purpose of a solvent reconstruction or amalgamation;
  • If the member is a corporate member (being a corporation) and goes into liquidation,
    has an administrator or a receiver or an administrative receiver appointed over all or
    any part of its assets, or has an order made or a resolution passed for its winding up,
    in each case other than for the purpose of a solvent reconstruction or amalgamation;
  • If the member, being an individual, dies.
  • If, at a meeting of the Executive Council at which at least half of the Executive Council are present, a resolution is passed resolving that the member be expelled on the ground that his, her or its continued membership is inimical or harmful to or is likely to become inimical or harmful to the interests of the Association. Such a resolution may not be passed unless the member has been given at least fourteen clear days’ notice in writing that the resolution is to be proposed, specifying the circumstances alleged to justify expulsion, and has been afforded a reasonable opportunity of being heard by or of making written representations to the Executive Council. A member expelled by such a resolution shall nevertheless remain liable to pay to the Association any subscription or other sum owed by him, her or it.

Personal waiver

The Ghana Anti-fraud Professionals Association is committed to the protection of life
and property by the prevention, detection, investigation, prosecution and deterrence
of fraud. In order to pursue these aims and objects, the Association will be entitled to
enforce the Code of Conduct set out above by vetting applications through publicly
available information and registers.

All members are required to disclose to the Association details of any of the matters
listed above both prior to their application for membership and during any such
membership. Such information will be used by the Ghana Anti-fraud Professionals
Association to ensure that the integrity of the Association is maintained, and that
membership is consistent with the Association’s aims and objects, by endeavouring to
enforce the refusal or cessation of membership where any of the matters listed above
occurs in respect of a member or prospective member.

All members agree that the Association shall not be liable in any way for any failure by
a member to act in accordance with the Code of Conduct or any failure by the Association to enforce the Code of Conduct.