Ghana Scores Zero Improvement In Latest Corruption Index

The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) has released the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2023, which reveals that Ghana’s anti-corruption fight has shown no improvement in four years.

In a public statement, the GII made sense of that, Ghana, with a score of 43, positioned eighth out of 49 countries in sub-Saharan Africa which were included in the index, with Benin ranking (43) and Senegal (43) respectively.

“Ghana with a score of 43 performed better than 39 other Sub-Saharan African countries including Burkina Faso (41), South Africa (41), Côte d’Ivoire (40), Tanzania (40), and Lesotho (39).

“Whiles even countries including Mauritius (51), Namibia (49), Sao Tome and Principe (45) performed better than Ghana. According to TI, the (CPI) scores for Africa this year reveal a mixed picture, with some notable advances in a few nations,” the GII report narrated.

“The majority of African countries, however, continued to perform poorly, preserving the region’s continuously low average score of 33 out of 100 from prior years. Ninety percent of Sub-Saharan African nations received a score of less than fifty.

“The top performers in the region were Seychelles (71), followed by Cabo Verde (64), Botswana(59)and Rwanda (53). Sudan (20), Equatorial Guinea (17), South Sudan (13), and Somalia (11) had the lowest scores.”

Some Reasons for Corruption:

According to research by Transparency International Corruptions Perception rankings, Governments sometimes manipulate GDP data. For instance the data can be controlled through the calculation of price indexes.

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They can quit publishing significant data preceding elections. They also attempt to abrogate autonomous insights agencies by adding questions that will prompt reactions to census data.

They keep price indexes that are known to be unreliable and have a significant and negative effect on important pension systems, among other things.

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