22 February 2008, Accra, Ghana

Seven new countries have been accepted as Candidates to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). They are therefore implementing the EITI principles for publishing revenues in the extractive sector. The decision was taken by the EITI International Board at its meeting in Accra on 22 February. It followed a clear commitment of these resource-rich countries to make their revenue flows from sales of oil, gas or mining more transparent.