Ghana, according to the 2019 Corruption Perception Index report by Transparency International, scored 41 points out of 100. The country’s score in 2019 is not much of an improvement over what it recorded in 2018.
Although the country performed better than over 30 others in the sub-region, it could not catch up with countries like South Africa, Senegal, São Tomé and Príncipe, among others
Another report from anti-graft body, Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), discloses that the country loses close to US$3billion to corruption annually.
Executive Director of GII, Linda Ofori-Kwafo, says that although successive governments have made efforts to minimise corruption, more needs to be done to deal with the canker.
It is in this light that the Youth Bridge Foundation (YBF) in collaboration with the Ghana Anticorruption Coalition (GACC) is organising a lecture centred on demystifying the public’s perception about corruption.
The programme, which is slated for Tuesday February 18, 2020 at the British Council Auditorium, will have Professor Christopher B. Yenkey as the main speaker.
Professor Christopher B. Yenkey is an assistant professor in the Sonoco International Business Department at the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business, and a core faculty member of the Rule of Law Collaborative at the University of South Carolina’s School of Law.
His research interests are in Economic Sociology, organisational theory, distrust, corruption, fraud, market development, social capital, diversity and segregation.
Currently, he is studying the effects of political violence and corruption on global capital flows – particularly to African countries.
The public lecture, which is on the theme ‘Demystifying Corruption’, is expected to bring together stakeholders from various public sectors in the country.
The Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC) is a unique cross-sectoral grouping of public, private and civil society organisations (CSOs) with a focus on promoting good governance and fighting corruption in Ghana.