Corruption has reduced 60 percent – Government

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February 2, 2020

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Sixty percent of Ghanaians agree that corruption has reduced in Ghana under the administration of President Akufo-Addo despite a dropped in the scores from 45 to 40 between 2012 and 2017 by the latest Corruption Perception Index scores released by Transparency International (TI), according to a Deputy Minister for Information Pius Enam Hadzide.

“The empirical data shows that 60 percent of Ghanaians believe that corruption has reduced under Akufo-Addo’s government” he spoke on Asempa FM’s Ekosii-Sen during a telephone conversation monitored by Kwabena Danso-Dapaah.

“…Some time ago getting a passport and a driving license was tough because people demanded money from you, but now we have paperless systems and that shows you are experiencing an improvement in corruption,” he added.

Ghana dropped in the scores from 45 to 40 between 2012 and 2017 but began to score improvement in 2018 albeit marginal.

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 scored 41 out of a possible clean score of 100 in the CPI 2019 and ranked 80 out of 180 countries/territories included in this year’s index. This year’s score of 41 shows that Ghana’s score remained the same compared to its CPI 2018 score (41).

This many have labelled as not good and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) released a statement in which they said that these ratings indicate that President Akufo-Addo has proven to be the biggest enabler and promoter of corruption since his assumption of office.

However, Mr. Hadzide says CPI scores are just based on perception but the real empirical data shows that the government has done well with the fight against corruption and has been commended by the public

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