Ghana Improves on World Corruption Ranking

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Contrary to a false report published by Ghanaweb, Ghana has improved on the world corruption rankings. Ghana placed 78 out of 180 countries on the 2018 global Corruption Perception Index (CPI), according to Transparency International (TI) which was released early 2019.

According to the report, in 2018, Ghana scored 41 out of a possible score of 100 and that with this score, it means Ghana’s performance had improved by one point from its 2017 score of 40.

Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), a local chapter of TI, released the report in Accra, with an observation that “this score is a positive departure from the continuous drop the country has been experiencing since the year 2015.”

According to the report, several factors including policies and initiatives by the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) government and state institutions implemented during the period under review could have accounted for this improvement.

It stated that “the enhanced performance of the Audit Service and the Auditor General in discharging their constitutional mandate and ensuring the protection of the public purse could have made some impact on the 2018 CPI score.”

Again, it said “the paperless port clearing system under the Digital Inclusive Agenda and the establishment of the Office of the Special Prosecutor to fight corruption and corruption related offences in spite of teething challenges could have equally impacted on Ghana’s 2018 CPI score.”

The report underscored that the ongoing Judicial Service reforms including efforts to promote high standards of integrity amongst judges and magistrates, and judicial staff, and e-justice system cannot also go unmentioned.



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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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