The Executive Director of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), Sulemana Braimah has mocked the Akufo-Addo led government for failing to ‘pass’ the Corruption Perception Index, MyNewsGh.com reports
Ghana scored 41 points out of 100 on the 2019 Corruption
Perceptions Index reported by Transparency International in its latest rankings
Corruption Index in Ghana averaged 38.95 Points from 1998
until 2019, reaching an all-time high of 48 Points in 2014 and a record low of
33 Points in 1999.
In a Facebook post sighted by MyNewsGh.com, the MFWA president made mockery of the NPP government failing to pass its ‘remedial’ at the second attempt, describing the 41 score points as a failure.
“Not Event E8. First Time 40/100. First Remedial 41/100 = F.
2nd Remedial 41/100 = F.”
President Nana Akufo-Addo in 2018 said Ghana’s poor ranking
on the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) was “largely” influenced by
corruption claims in the past regime.
He said the Transparency International’s 2017 CPI, which
shows a sharp drop in the performance from the 2016’s 43 points score to 40
points was an indication of the “enormity of the task ahead.”
The Country has since appreciated with just a mark, scoring
41 points in 2018 and maintaining the same score in 2018.
The 41 score is the second lowest in the country’s CPI score
since 2012 when CPI scores became comparable and third lowest score since the
fourth republic came about.
In 2013, the country scored 46 points, 48 points in 2014, 47
points in 2015, 43 points in 2016, 40 points in 2017, 41 points in 2018 and
since maintained 41 out of a possible 100 points in 2019.
The Corruption Perceptions Index ranks 180 countries and
territories based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be and
draws on 13 surveys and expert assessments. A country or territory’s score
indicates the perceived level of public sector corruption on a scale of 0 (highly
corrupt) to 100 (very clean).
CPI 2019 focuses on political integrity and highlights the
relationship between politics, money and corruption.
By political integrity, Transparency International means the quality of (a) contesting and exercising power (political/public office), consistently acting in the public interest, and (b) providing equal, open and meaningful access to the affected stakeholders before arriving at decisions.
Source: MyNewsGh.com / Evans Osei-Bonsu/ 2020