Ghana ranked 63rd corrupt country

Ghana has been ranked 63rd out of 177 countries surveyed in this year’s global corruption perception index (CPI).
According to the index released yesterday by Transparency International, the country scored 46 out of 100 on the scale from zero to 100.
But the government has reacted to the corruption index, saying the report might not have included measures being taken by the government to fight corruption.
Ghana was ranked 64th out of 174 countries surveyed in 2012 and 69th in 2011 in the CPI.
CPI ranks countries and territories based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be.
A country’s score indicates the perceived level of public sector corruption on a scale of 0 – 100, where 0 means that a country is perceived as highly corrupt and 100 means it is perceived as very clean.
A country’s rank indicates its position relative to the other countries and territories included in the index.
The surveys and assessments used to compile the index include questions relating to the bribery of public officials, kickbacks in public procurement, embezzlement of public funds, and questions that probe the strength and effectiveness of public-sector anti-corruption efforts.
Addressing the media at the Flagstaff House yesterday, Deputy Minister of Information and Media Relations, Felix Kwakye Ofosu, said any recent poll which did not give Ghana a high score in the fight against corruption, might not have taken into consideration recent developments in the country.
“…it stands to reason that it is not a poll that would have been conducted recently and therefore may not have factored in some of the measures that we have just spoken about,” he contended.

source: Daily Graphic

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