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Ghana Declines on Latest Global Corruption Perception Index report.

Ghana Declines On Latest Global Corruption Perception Index Report.
Ghana Declines On Latest Global Corruption Perception Index Report.

Ghana dropped two points on the Ghana Integrity Initiative’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI) for 2021. (GII).

According to Transparency International (TI), corruption facilitates both human rights violations and democratic decline, which in turn leads to higher levels of corruption.

And, according to the most recent Transparency International report, Ghana received 43 points out of a potential 100, the same result as in the 2020 chart.

Ghana was placed 75th in the world in terms of perceptions of corruption in 2020, and 10th in Sub-Saharan Africa.

However, according to the most recent data, Ghana has dropped two places to 73rd place in the world and has slipped one slot to 9th place in Africa, alongside Senegal.

In comparison to the 2020 results, the CPI research suggests that Ghana “failed to make progress in the battle against corruption in 2021.”

While the SSA’s average performance is the lowest in the world, Equatorial Guinea (17), Somalia (13) and South Sudan’s 11 points are “the lowest in the area,” according to the research.

“44 countries, including Ghana, ranked below 50,” according to the report.

The top three countries in the SSA are Seychelles with 70 points, Cape Verde with 58 points, and Botswana with 55 points.

According to the 2021 index, Botswana (55), Lesotho (38), Eswatini (32), Niger (31), Nigeria (24), and South Sudan (11) are all at historic lows.

The only six nations in the region that have “substantially improved their score throughout that period” are Seychelles (70), Senegal (43), Ethiopia (39), Tanzania (39), Cote d’Ivoire (36) and Angola (29) since 2012.

These findings were revealed in a report released by Transparency International’s Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) on Tuesday, January 25, 2022.

The CPI for 2021 has produced global rankings and scores for 180 nations based on their perceived levels of public sector corruption.

Denmark and Finland topped the ranking with 88 points each in the CPI’s global highlight for 2021. Somalia, Syria, and South Sudan, on the other hand, are ranked last with 13, 13, and 11 points, respectively.

There is a “strong association between anti-corruption and respect for human rights,” according to the research, and “few governments have managed to develop effective control of corruption without also protecting human rights.”

It went on to say that Ghana’s Democracy Index score dropped from 6.86 to 6.501 out of a potential 10 between 2015 and 2020.

Although the Ghana government is known to have taken some steps to eliminate the canker and misuse of public office, “impunity remains an issue,” according to the poll.

The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) urged governments all around the world, including Ghana, to “uphold the rights necessary to hold power accountable,” as well as “restore and enhance institutional balances on power.”

The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) urged governments all around the world, including Ghana, to “uphold the rights necessary to hold power accountable,” as well as “restore and enhance institutional balances on power.”

This, they claim, will contribute in the fight against transnational corruption and maintain the right to know about government spending.”.

Finally, GII requested Parliament to “amend Act 574 to require candidates running for President and Parliamentary elections to disclose their financing sources.” There should also be a limit on how much money candidates may raise and spend in these elections.”

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