- Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has revealed government's efforts in the fight against corruption cannot be described as “totally lost” as recent corruption reports show improvement
- The minister of state said the government is committed to follow through with the anti-corruption fight and do more
- He noted that although there’s more to be done in the fight against corruption, he said data shows that the government’s efforts so far are yielding significant results
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Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has revealed government's fight against corruption cannot be described as “totally lost” as recent corruption reports show corruption has dwindled.
Oppong Nkrumah said the government is committed to follow through with the anti-corruption fight and do more in this light.
The 2019 global Corruption Perception Index ranked Ghana 80 out of 180 countries with a score of 41, the same score as 2018, slightly below the global average.
While addressing the media, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah noted that although there’s more to be done in the fight against corruption, he said data shows that the government’s efforts so far are yielding significant results.
“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.
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 conduct the survey,” he said.
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.
In other news, the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia is alleging that the Electoral Commission has ‘bribed’ some top journalists to support their campaign for the new voters' register.
According to the NDC general secretary, the EC held a secret meeting with some senior journalists to convince them to shut up and rather propagate, the Commission’s agenda of compiling a new register.
“Ever since the EC had meeting with senior editors, their thoughts on the issues have changed,” he said in an interview on Accra-based Neat FM.
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