Founder for Centre for Freedom and Accuracy, Andrew Awuni says Ghana’s Rankings in the 2017 Corruption Perception Index(CPI) would have dipped further, if Akufo-Addo didn’t appoint Martin Amidu as Special Prosecutor.
“In terms of outcome, It’s quite surprising because it has been too soon. It is not a good story, especially coming in just the first year of the government. Maybe it is good this happened because, they need to work at it. I was thinking that the appointment of the Special Prosecutor would have given the government high marks in corruption Index, but surprisingly it didn’t work like that. So it tells you that it could have been worse.” he told host Fiifi Banson on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.5 FM Friday.
Ghana dropped 11 places from the 2016 ranking to place 81 out of 180 countries in the 2017 Corruption Perception index.
The Index put together by Transparency International ranks countries annually by their perceived levels of corruption, as determined by expert assessments and opinion surveys.
Ghana’s mark out of a total of 100 was 40, down from 43, which the country attained in the last index. Commenting on Ghana’s Ranking and the way forward, Mr Awuni said:”the country must accept the results and pluck the loopholes that culminates into such results.”
He added:”We must also find out what goes into the index and the methodology that was used in arriving at the results. But from where I sit, I can deduce that two things may have been considered; diplomatic reports and the International Business Community here in Ghana. The outcome of their dealings with the Ministries Department and Agencies matter a lot in that regard. So it’s possible that they might have sampled the views of all these people to work on the Index”
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