Ghana placed 72nd in the world – and 8th in Africa – in the latest corruption perception index released by the website of Transparency.org.
It represents a 1 position drop from the country’s 2021 position.
The index, which looked at perceptions about corruption in 180 countries of the world, also showed that “most countries are failing to stop corruption.”
According to details on the website of transparency.org, the organisers of this index, the rankings are done looking at the levels of public sector corruption, scoring on a scale of 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean).
The country listed as the cleanest when it comes to corruption is Denmark, with a score of 90, Finland and New Zealand following with a score of 87.
Seychelles is the highest-ranked African country with a score of 70, followed by Botswana with a score of 60, with Cabo Verde (60 points), and Rwanda (51 points) following in that order.
Mauritius (50 points), Namibia (49 points) and Benin (43 points) follow right after, with Ghana being the 8th on the list of African countries featured in the index.
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