Campaign manager of the NPP rates Mahama ‘F’ in the fight against corruption.
Following an observation by a US policy think tank, that Ghana still struggles with the fight against corruption, President Mahama has been rated ‘F’ in his attempts at fighting corruption in the country, by the New Patriotic Party (NPP). Manager of the Nana Addo 2016 Campaign, Peter Mac Manu, who spoke on the findings by the think tank, said that Mahama has not done enough in his fight against corruption.
Speaking to Citi News, Mr Manu stated that government is wrong for comparing the country with Ivory coast. This he explained saying that though Ivory Coast is coming out of a war, their level of living is getting better than Ghana’s, which is a problem. Speaking further, the Campaign manager of the NPP rates Mahama ‘F’ in the fight against corruption, saying that as a result of his inability to tackle the big issue, Ghana’s level of living has continued to dwindle.
The NDC has however, reacted to the assertions made by the NPP man. Ningo-Pramprah Member of Parliament who spoke on the issue, said that corruption is not something that can be conquered easily. According to him, the fight against corruption is a process, and it would need a collective effort to eradicate it entirely.
The issue on the fight against corruption has long lingered on the agenda of the Ghanaian government; each administration with a different strategy to fighting the canker. But whenever the issue is brought up officially, it always seems the country has been running around the same circle.
Ghana In 2013, was ranked 63rd out of 177 countries surveyed in the year’s global Corruption Perception Index (CPI). The country was said to have scored 46 out of 100 on the scale from zero to 100.
The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), the local chapter of Transparency International has adviced government to take the nation’s ranking on the global Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) very seriously.