The Corruption Perception Index (CPI) has dropped Ghana’s ranking in Africa from 6th position in 2015 to 9th after scoring 47 points out of 100 in 2016.
Globally, the country placed 70 out of 176 countries included in the 2016 index.
Botswana and Cape Verde maintained their positions as the number one and two on the continent after scoring 60 and 59 respectively in the latest rankings.
The Transparency International sponsored initiative was released on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.
“This year, the CPI shows that Ghana’s performance has dropped by 4 percentage points from its 2015 score of 47 points. This score is the lowest in Ghana’s CPI scores since 2012 when CPI scores became comparable,” the Transparency International statement said.
“The 2016 CPI score indicates that, in spite of Ghana’s efforts at fighting corruption the canker is still a serious problem.