According to Palgrave Boakye-Danquah, the government’s spokesperson on governance and security, President Akufo-Addo has demonstrated a desire to fight corruption in the country.
Ghana receives the same score of 43 out of 100 in the 2022 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) that Transparency International announced, maintaining its position of 72 out of 180 nations.
Ghana has not made progress in the fight against graft, according to the CPI score, which measures the perceived level of public sector corruption on a scale of 0-100, where 0 indicates severely corrupt and 100 means very clean.
The research emphasized the necessity to address the problem because corruption plays a significant role in the country’s current economic problems.
However, the government spokesperson on Governance and Security stated that this government has been the most devoted against graft in response to the news on Starr FM Weekly Review Program.
He said that, in contrast to the CPI study, the nation’s anti-graft institutions were better funded and could function more efficiently.
“This is perception and it means that it’s the perception that people have. Now the government has sought to tackle corruption at the very base than any government in this country since Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. It took President Nana Addo Danquah to set up the office of the Special Prosecutor. Which is one of the major steps into tackling corruption,” the spokesperson stated.
Mr. Boakye-Danquah added that since 2017, the government’s budget has placed a strong emphasis on funding anti-corruption organizations including the Special Prosecutor, EOCO, and CHRAJ.
He did, however, add that the administration is working to address some issues with the Special Prosecutor’s office.