General News of 2013-12-03

Ghana ranked 63 in latest corruption index

Ghana ranked 63 out of 177 countries surveyed in this year’s global corruption perception index by Transparency International.

Ghana scored 1 point better than the previous year inching to 46 from 45. But like last year, Ghana again performed below six African countries.

Transparency international’s local chapter, Ghana Integrity Initiative says no reasons can be given for Ghana’s latest score but said recent corruption issues involving GYEEDA, SADA, SUBAH and the GRA mean the country has more to do to fight corruption.

Vitus Azeem, the Executive Director of the Ghana Integrity Initiative, said the report must be taken seriously if government views corruption as a serious problem in the country.

Meanwhile, the Managing Director of Transparency International, Cobus de Swardt, has told the CNN the entire world is struggling to get rid of corruption.