Thursday, April 18

NDC’s Sammy Gyamfi Criticizes Government Over Corruption Amidst Unfavorable Ranking

The National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi, has strongly criticized the Akufo-Addo government, asserting that it has failed to effectively address corruption in Ghana. His remarks come in response to the latest Corruption Perceptions Index, where Ghana ranks 70th out of 180 countries.

Gyamfi accused the government of directing its efforts towards those advocating against corruption rather than addressing the core issue for the benefit of ordinary Ghanaians. He highlighted that Ghana’s performance in corruption rankings is consistently unsatisfactory as long as the New Patriotic Party (NPP) remains in power.

According to Gyamfi, the Corruption Perceptions Index reveals that the fight against corruption has been lost under the current government. He drew attention to the irony that the best Corruption Perception Index score achieved by Akufo-Addo and Bawumia is the same as the worst score recorded by the previous administration led by John Mahama.

Gyamfi urged Ghanaians to cast their votes for John Mahama in the upcoming general elections if they desire genuine efforts to combat corruption. He asserted that Mahama has demonstrated the determination and capability to effectively address corruption in the country.

The Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index for 2022 ranks Ghana 70th out of 180 countries, with a score of 43 out of 100, the same as in 2020. Ghana performed better than several countries in Sub-Saharan Africa but ranked lower than others in the region.

Gyamfi’s statement emphasized the need for accountability and called on voters to support Mahama as the candidate who can hold the current government accountable for alleged financial losses and corruption scandals.

Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index provides a comprehensive view of the anti-corruption landscape globally, and the recent rankings have sparked political discussions in Ghana about the effectiveness of the current government’s efforts in combating corruption.