• Sat. Aug 6th, 2022

Too much corruption under Akufo-Addo but it was worse under Mahama – Prof Adei

Prof Stephen Adei, a former rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), has compared the present and previous John Dramani Mahama governments in terms of corruption.

According to him, there was a concerning situation that indicated that the present Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo government was rife with corruption.

He backed up his claim with a recent Transparency International ranking on the Corruption Perception Index, claiming that there was certainly more work to be done in the fight against the canker.

“The numbers, as well as evidence from Transparency International, suggest that corruption has increased excessively.” We’re currently hovering at 41, 42 percent on their Corruption Perception Index.”

While he acknowledged that corruption was a problem, he pointed out that the situation was even worse under the John Dramani Mahama regime. “It’s too much,” the economist and professor remarked, adding, “It was worse under Mahama.”

“It has improved a bit under Akufo-Addo, but I don’t think it has improved enough to make Ghanaians feel comfortable,” Adei, a former Chairman of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), told Accra FM.

“So, unless they step up the fight against corruption, we’re not going to get anywhere.”

On Thursday, April 7, 2022, he spoke with Kwame Obeng Sarkodie on Accra100.5FM’s morning show Ghana Yensom.

According to the Corruption Perception Index, CPI, report released on April 4, Ghana rated 73rd out of 180 nations in the 2021 edition of Transparency International’s annual corruption rating chart.

“Ghana’s present performance is still below 50 percent of the predicted average, leaving much to be desired,” according to the report.

Ghana came in ninth place out of 49 African countries, tied with Senegal on a score of 43.

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