President Akufo-Addo has expressed his satisfaction with the fight against corruption in the country under his tenure of office.
Speaking on Zain’s Exchange on CNN Monday, he stated that the pragmatic steps initiated by his outfit to deal with the menace has been effective and yielded positive result.
The fight against corruption by his leadership, he said, is a testament to Ghana’s ranking position in the Global Corruption Index after he took over from his predecessor.
“Am I satisfied that we’ve been effective? I will say yes. A lot has been done, and it is reflected in Ghana’s growing position and rankings of corruption in the world. We’ve gone up several notches since I came into office because we are dealing with these matters [corruption] at the basic level.”
The 2020 report released by Transparency International saw Ghana improve on its score on the latest Corruption Perception Index.
In the 2019 edition, Ghana was ranked 80th on the globe in terms of corruption perception and 10th in Sub-Saharan Africa.
But, the new figures show the country has climbed up to the 75th position in the world ranking while maintaining its 10th spot in Africa.
Nevertheless, President Akufo-Addo opined that in order to attain a higher height in the quest to fight the canker, adding that government will continue to deliver its mandate in that respect.
He said his government is poised in financing anti-corruption institutions to ensure that they are equipped with the requisite tools in combating the menace.
“For the anti-corruption institutions of our country, when I came into office, [they] were very poorly resourced. We can talk all we like about corruption and make all the wonderful statements but if the instruments at your disposal for dealing with it are weak and blunt, you will get no result,” he said.