Ghana dropped 11 places from the 2016 ranking to place 81 out of 180 countries in the 2017 Corruption Perception index.
The Index put together by Transparency International ranks countries annually by their perceived levels of corruption, as determined by expert assessments and opinion surveys.
Ghana’s mark out of a total of 100 was 40, down from 43, which the country attained in the last index.
Executive Director of the local chapter of Transparency International, Ghana Integrity Initiative, Linda Ofori Kwafo told Citi News the country performed poorly.
“We have the CPI for 2017 and Ghana performed not too good. Ghana actually dropped so far as our score is concerned. The most important thing on the CPI is the score and so on the scale of 0 to 100, Ghana scored 40 out of 100 points.”
Ghana drops further in 2016 corruption ranking
In the 2016 Corruption Perception Index ranking, Ghana dropped four percentage points, scoring 43 out of a clean score of 100.
The country was ranked 70 out of 176 countries globally; performing worse than countries such as Rwanda, Namibia and Senegal.
In 2012 however, Ghana scored 45 points out of 100, 46 points in 2013, and 48 in 2014 [0 means highly corrupt while 100 means very clean].
Ghana’s performance dropped abysmally again in 2014, when it ranked 61st out of the 175 countries surveyed across the world.