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Corruption Perception Index: Gov’t has done well in corruption fight – Talensi DCE

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For the third consecutive year, Ghana failed to improve on the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) released by Transparency International (TI).

Results published today show that Ghana’s score of 43 out of 100 in the 2022 CPI has remained the same since 2020. The country tied for 72nd (with Benin, Bulgaria, Senegal and South Africa) out of 180 countries.

The CPI uses impartial surveys from experts and business leaders to score and rank countries by the perceived level of corruption in their public sectors. It uses a scale of zero (perceived as highly corrupt) to 100 (perceived as very clean).

The DCE for Talensi in the Upper East Region, Thomas Duanab Wuni Pearson, shared his thoughts on the nation’s current ranking, saying that it demonstrates the progress of the nation.

“Three years running, if we are still pegged at the same place and scoring the same thing, it means that we have arrived. It is now up to us to look into it. It means it [the corruption] has stopped at a certain point. All that we do is work and ensure that it improves. If it had gone up and down, it would have shown that we are confused as to what we are doing. But we are stable, and it shows that we are improving. We have always built institutions to deal with these things. If the OSP does what it is supposed to do, as it is doing now, it tells us that there will be a remarkable improvement in the future. We are making progress,” he said. 

For the concerns raised about the independence of the OSP in the fight against corruption, Mr. Wuni Pearson explained that as time goes on, the issues around the office would be fine-tuned to achieve maximum efficiency. 

“Institutions start and become perfect as they move along. You don’t start an institution and think that the next morning, you should have all the ingredients. Hitherto, we didn’t have it. Now we have it. Where do we want to move it to?” he asked. 

The Talensi DCE reiterated the President’s position that the government is doing the best it can to be able to fight corruption. 

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana


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