Government says its fight against corruption can’t be described as “totally lost” despite Ghana’s poor performance in the recent Corruption Perception Index rating.
Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has said the recent corruption reports, contrary to popular opinion, show improved achievements in the fight.
There is still a lot of work but the numbers are speaking for themselves. 2015, 76% were of the view that corruption was increasing; by 2019, only 33% hold that view. So when someone goes around and say that the fight has totally been lost, that is not the view as the data shows when the experts conducted the survey, he stated
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Addressing the media on Sunday, Mr Oppong Nkrumah reiterated the Akufo-Addo-led government’s commitment to the fight against corruption in Ghana.
The Government of Ghana pledges to continue with the recent efforts that have led to improved scores in the recently released corruption perception index and the global corruption barometer, he added.
According to the latest survey, Ghana’s rank dropped from 78 to 80 out of 180 countries, thereby achieving the unenviable feat of being behind countries such as Namibia, Senegal and Rwanda in the fight against corruption.
In the latest index, Denmark and New Zealand top with 87 points each. Syria, South Sudan, and Somalia were at the bottom of the Index with 13, 12 and 9 points respectively.
The highest-scoring region was Western Europe and European Union with an average score of 66, while the lowest scoring region was Sub Sahara Africa, with an average score of 32.