Deputy Minister of Information, Pius Enam Hadzide

Government says it has welcomed the 41 score of the country in the 2018 Global Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI).

This was contained in a statement signed by the Deputy Minister of Information, Pius Enam Hadzide.

The 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released worldwide this morning by Transparency International through it local chapter, Ghana Integrity Initiative scored Ghana 41 out of a 100 and ranked the country 78 out of 180 countries and territories.

Mr. Hadzide in the statement hinted that even though the improvement was marginal, its indicates that government is on the right track as far as the fight against corruption is concerned.

He further congratulated anti-graft institutions and Ghanaians in general for for their role in ensuring that the country’s outlook was positive.

“While admitting that the marginal increase in the score is only an indication of work in progress, government wishes to congratulate Ghanaians in general and anti-graft agencies in particular”.

“We reiterate government’s commitment to combating the menace of public sector corruption in our body polity, and we ask the good people of Ghana to support government’s Digital Inclusive Agenda that has played a major role in reducing human interface in key transactions”.

Read the full statement below

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

GHANA IMPROVES IN 2018 GLOBAL CPI; GOVERNMENT WELCOMES RANKING

Government has taken note of Ghana’s improved score on the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) after three years of continuous decline.

The 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released worldwide this morning by Transparency International, scored Ghana 41 out of a possible clean score of 100 and ranked the country 78 out of 180 countries and territories.

While admitting that the marginal increase in the score is only an indication of work in progress, government wishes to congratulate Ghanaians in general and anti-graft agencies in particular. We reiterate government’s commitment to combating the menace of public sector corruption in our body polity, and we ask the good people of Ghana to support government’s Digital Inclusive Agenda that has played a major role in reducing human interface in key transactions.

We note that the introduction of the Paperless Port Operations, the Integrated E-Immigration, E-Procurement, E-Passport, the establishment of the Office of the Special Prosecutor and the general liberalized media environment have positively affected Ghana’s outlook.

Government assures that it will guard against complacency and expects Ghanaians to support the policies and interventions that support and strengthen institutions, vested with powers to ensure equity in our public sector. END

PIUS ENAM HADZIDE
DEPUTY MINISTER OF INFORMATION

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