2011 Corruption Perceptions Index: Ghana ranks 69, perceived to be highly corrupt

Ghana has been ranked 69 out 182 countries on Transparency International’s 2011 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released today December 1, 2011.

The 2011 index draws on different assessments and business opinion surveys carried out by independent and reputable institutions.

The surveys and assessments used to compile the index include questions relating to the bribery of public officials, kickbacks in public procurement, embezzlement of public funds, and questions that probe the strength and effectiveness of public-sector anti-corruption efforts.

Out of the overall 10 score points which perceives a country as least corrupt, Ghana scored 3.9 points as the report says “the vast majority of the 183 countries and territories assessed score below five on a scale of 0 (highly corrupt) to 10 (very clean).”

According to the anti-corruption group, the 2011 CPI shows that public frustration is well founded.

Countries like Botswana, Cape Verde, Mauritius, Seychelles, Namibia, Rwanda, and South Africa were all ahead of Ghana – making the country placed 8th on the African continent

New Zealand, Denmark and Finland top the global list, while North Korea and Somalia are at the bottom.

“This year we have seen corruption on protestors’ banners be they rich or poor. Whether in a Europe hit by debt crisis or an Arab world starting a new political era, leaders must heed the demands for better government,” said Huguette Labelle, Chair of Transparency International.

The report said “Public-sector governance that puts the interests of its citizens first is a responsibility that is not restricted to any border. Governments must act accordingly. For their part, citizens need to continue demanding better performance from their leaders. If we work together, the situation shown by this year’s Corruption Perceptions Index can improve. These are our countries and our future.”

By Ekow Quandzie

Watch the 2011 CPI

  1. CC says

    is not a surprise and that is why Ghana after 50years still looks and think the way they are as leaders. Until the mind of corrupt Ghana change it will continue to be slaves to Europe, North America as well as Chinese.
    Ghanaian leaders mind is as black as charcoal!!!!

  2. David Abubekr says

    Corruption is an attitude which can only be erased by putting in place punitive laws to deter future occurrance. It has nothing to do with skin colour or continent. The right laws must be put in place which should be respected by everybody. Governemnt must show the way by ensuring that she does not tolerate corrupt practices by ministers of state. EOCO and other agencies must deal switfly with cases of corruption and I believe the economy will be in a better shape than it is now. I believe Ghana can do that.

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.