The National Democratic Congress (NDC) says the anti-corruption scores in the latest Corruption Perception Index only shows that President Akufo-Addo has failed in his fight against corruption.
Ghana dropped in the scores from 45 to 40 between 2012 and 2017 but began to score an 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).
The NDC in a statement released today January 23, 2019, said these ratings indicate that President Akufo-Addo has proven to be the biggest enabler and promoter of corruption since his assumption of office.
According to the opposition party, contrary to his campaign promise to protect the public purse, he has supervised the most obscene display of profligacy, corruption and wanton abuse of the public purse in the history of Ghana.
The statement added that Ghana’s rank is another dent on Ghana’s reputation and a testament to the endemic corruption that has engulfed the Akufo-Addo government.