Ghana has failed to make progress in its fight against corruption, according to the latest Corruption Perception Index released by Transparency International.
Ghana maintained its score of 43, recorded between 2020 and 2021 which according to the report is still below the average.
“This CPI score indicates that Ghana failed to make progress in the fight against corruption in the year 2021 as the score of 43 is the same as the country’s 2020 score,” said Ghana Integrity Initiative, the local chapter of Transparency International, in a statement.
According to the report, 44 countries including Ghana ranked below 50. Seychelles (70) tops the region followed by Cabo Verde (58) and Botswana (55) while Equatorial Guinea (17), Somalia (13) and South Sudan (11) score lowest in the region.
The 2021 index reveals that, Botswana (55), Lesotho (38), Eswatini (32), Niger (31), Nigeria (24), Comoros (20) and South Sudan (11) are all at historic lows. In the last decade, 43 countries in the region have either declined or made no significant progress.
Since 2012, Botswana (55), Liberia (29), Mali (29) and South Sudan (11) have significantly
declined on the CPI. Only six countries in the region have significantly improved their
scores over that period. They are Seychelles (70), Senegal (43), Ethiopia (39), Tanzania (39), Côte d’Ivoire (36) and Angola (29).
Attached is the full CPI report