- The latest Corruption Perception Index (CPI) report released by Transparency International indicates that Ghana has since 2018 scored the same points, 41 out of a possible 100.
- Ghana placed 10th with West African counterpart Benin
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The latest Corruption Perception Index (CPI) report released by Transparency International indicates that Ghana has since 2018 scored the same points, 41 out of a possible 100.
Ghana placed 10th with West African counterpart Benin, a statement from the local chapter of the organization and ranked 80 out of the 180 countries/territories assessed annually by the global anti-corruption body indicated.
According to the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), the country performed better than 37 other Sub-Saharan African countries including Burkina Faso 40, Lesotho 40, Ethiopia 37, Gambia 37, and Tanzania 37.
In 2019, while Ghana performed better than Burkina Faso and Lesotho, Ghana could not catch up with countries like South Africa, Senegal, São Tomé and Príncipe, etc. that scored better than Ghana in 2018.
Ghana’s scores from 2012 to 2019 indicate that the worst performance within the period was recorded in the last three years.
Even though the country’s performance has generally been unimpressive, things appear to be getting worse under the presidency of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Ghana’s worst score under the John Mahama administration was 43 while the country’s best score in the three years of Akufo-Addo’s presidency is 41.
Akufo-Addo rode on the moral high horse of incorruptibility to the presidency. In the run-up to the 2016 election, he promised to fight corruption and restore integrity in the public sector if voted into office.
After winning the election, however, his critics say that the fight has been done with only his lips. The CPI for 2019 released worldwide on Thursday, January 23, 2020, scores and ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption.
In other news, NPP stalwart and economist, Kwame Pianim is suggesting to Akufo-Addo led administration to print money to pay claims of depositors of the financial clean up.
According to the renowed economist, the printing of money by the central bank to pay depositors will not affect the economy or inflation.
“My suggestion was to have let the Bank of Ghana find a means to pay the affected customers even if it involved printing of money.
We are making it difficult for the NPP to win this  election,” he said in an interview with Citi News.
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