Gov't excited about new Corruption Perception Index report

Gov't excited about new Corruption Perception Index report

Government has expressed excitement about the new Corruption Perception Index ranking.

In the ranking, Ghana has moved slightly upwards which shows improvement about corruption perception in the country.

Gov't excited about new corruption perception index report
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This, the government says, is a sign that they are working really hard to improve the country as a whole.

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According to the Ministry of Information, government has welcomed the new ranking.

The statement expressed that, government has admitted that the marginal increase in the score is only an indication of work in progress.

Government also congratulated Ghanaians in general and anti-graft agencies in particular for assisting in curbing corruption.

In assuring Ghanaians, the statement noted that government is committed to setting up structures that will curb corruption.

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In the ranking, Ghana saw an increase from 40 in 2017 to 41 in 2018, depicting that there has been an improvement concerning corruption in the country.

Out of 180 countries, the report placed Ghana at 78, showing an improvement from 2017’s rank of 81.

According to a report by the Ghana Integrity Initiative, the local chapter of Transparency International, Ghana's improvement came as a result of good policies and concrete initiatives by the government.

After the ranking, Transparency International noted that the score is a positive departure from the continuous drop the country has been experiencing since 2015’s score of 47.

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