President John Dramani Mahama has rejected media reportage that Ghana ranked 2 most perceived corrupt country in Africa.According to the President the Transparency International report was interpreted falsely by the media. He further expressed surprise at why Ghanaians will be obsessed with creating an undignified image about their country.
“I leave the matter to the consciences of such persons. It is sad to say many media networks including our own respected national daily - Graphic - also run along with this falsehood and got the entire country engaged in conversations that should never have taken place,” Mahama added.
A Transparency International report released in December suggested that the West African country is only second to South Africa in terms of corruption perception.
But President Mahama vehemently disagrees. “This survey was wrongly interpreted as placing Ghana as the second most corrupt country in Africa,” Mahama said at a high level meeting on the National Anti-corruption Action Plan in Accra.
“Not only did the conversation end up misleading the Ghanaian public, it indeed also gave our country an undeserved negative image amongst the comity of nations and the international community as a whole…
“There was no ranking in that report and it is absolutely false that Ghana is the second most corrupt country in Africa. We reject it completely.”