- Ghana has been ranked the 75th on the 2020 Global Corruption Perception Index (CPI)
- This is an improvement in the 2019 ranking which is where Ghana was the 80th with 41 points as score
- TI, however, recommends that all governments strengthen oversight institutions to ensure resources reach those mostly in need
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Out of 180 countries, Ghana has been ranked the 75th on the 2020 Global Corruption Perception Index (CPI).
In a report published by Transparency International (TI), the 2020 CPI report scored Ghana 43 out of the 100 points.
This is an improvement in the 2019 ranking where Ghana was the 80th with 41 points as score.
In 2019 and 2018, Ghana was ranked 80th (with 41 points) and 78th respectively out of 180 countries and territories.
Seychelles maintained the highest ranking in Africa, followed by Botswana and Cabo Verde.
Sudan, Somalia and South Sudan, were at the bottom of the index.
Other African countries that were ranked as least corrupt than Ghana are Rwanda , Mauritius, Namibia, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal and South Africa.
The 2020 edition of the CPI was perceived by their levels of public sector corruption, drawing on 13 expert assessments and surveys of business executives. It uses a scale of zero (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean).
Transparency International however recommends that all governments strengthen oversight institutions to ensure resources reach those most in need.
This, according to them, would help reduce corruption and provide a better response to future crises.
TI also wants governments to ensure open and transparent contracting to combat wrongdoing, identify conflicts of interest and ensure fair pricing.
In other news, the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) has announced that the commercial flights to Ho would commence during the Easter holidays.
In a report filed by the Ghana News Agency, GNA, the Head of Business Development Services of the GACL, Madam Amma Faake Gadzekpo said the facility had long been ready.
According to AWA, the fare for one-way flights which is GH¢99.00 was introductory, and would stimulate the market, and enable stakeholders to come together for an all-inclusive package.
The $25 million Ho Airport was completed in 2016 as a 100-passenger facility, which holds two medium-sized aircrafts at a time.
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