|Audio Attachment:Listen to Sammy Gyamfi on Peace FM's 'kokrokoo' programme.|
National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi says the Akufo-Addo government is not fighting corruption enough as compared to the previous Mahama regime.
He was commenting on the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released worldwide by Transparency International (TI) which scores and ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption.
The 2018 CPI draws on 13 surveys and expert assessments to measure public sector corruption giving each country a score from zero (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean).
The 2018 CPI scores Ghana 41 out of a possible clean score of 100 and ranks the country 78 out of 180 countries in the 2019 index.
The score also showed Ghana’s performance has improved by 1 point from its 2017 score of 40.
According to the corruption perceptions index (CPI), the score is a "positive departure from the continuous drop the country has been experiencing since the year 2015. The following are Ghana’s CPI scores from 2012 when the scores became comparable – 2012 (45); 2013 (46); 2014 (48); 2015 (47), 2016 (43); 2017 (40) and 2018 (41)".
Per the CPI scores, the Akufo-Addo government could be said to be dealing effectively with corruption and ensuring that the rot in the various economic sectors is nipped in the bud.
But Sammy Gyamfi sharply disagrees.
The NDC executive accused the President of rather shielding corrupt officials in his government instead of exposing and taking punitive actions against them.
Sammy Gyamfi noted on Peace FM's "Kokrokoo" that the CPI scores indicate that the NPP's "best ever is worse than the worst ever score of the NDC because the worst ever score of the NDC under President Mahama was, in 2016, a score of 43" adding that the NDC government's score in 2012 "was around 48 and it came to 46. In fact, it was 45, 46, 48 till it came down again and in 2016, it reached 43”.
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