Corruption in Ghana is worrying – GII

Executive Director of the Ghana integrity initiative, Linda Ofori Kwafo says it is worrying that Ghana could not consolidate it’s gains in the fight against corruptions.

Ghana has dropped by 4 percentage points from its 2015 score of 47 points in the latest corruption percentage index.

The transparency international sponsored initiative scored Ghana 43 points in it’s 2016 report Released, Wednesday January 25, 2017.

Per the score , Ghana is ranked 70 out of 176 countries in this year’s index.

Speaking to Otec news, Linda Ofori Kwafo said,  Ghanaians should be worried about the development, because the expectation was to see Ghana move up from the 2015 position of 47 to at least 50.

According to her, the drop from 47 to 43 is interpreted as Ghana failing to consolidate gains in the fight against corruption, a development which is worrying.

She noted that the new government could be a window of opportunity for Ghana to put in place measures to consolidate gains in the fight against corruption as promised in their manifesto.

She said that, fixing gaps in the laws of the state and passing the right to information bill would all help to put the country in the desired position on the corruption index.

Madam Kwafo expressed hope in the promises made by President Akufo-Addo and his administration to fight corruption and lauded the decision to employ a special prosecutor to handle cases of corruption.

This year’s index ranked 176 countries/territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption. The index draws on 13 surveys covering views of business people and country experts.




Source: otecfmghana

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