His Excellency, Nana Akufo-Addo has declared his satisfaction so far over the fight against corruption by his administration.
He added that the good name Ghana has attained on the matter of corruption as according to the global corruption indexes proves his claim.
Speaking in an interview with CNN on Monday, President Akufo-Addo said since his government came to power, Ghana’s anti-corruption ranking has “gone up several notches.”
“Am I satisfied that we’ve been effective? I will say yes. A lot has been done, and it is reflected in Ghana’s growing position and rankings of corruption in the world. We’ve gone up several notches since I came into office because we are dealing with these matters at the basic level,” he said.
Nana Akufo-Addo claimed that the country’s anti-corruption institutions were under-resourced when he took office in 2017, but that he has ensured that they are properly resourced to operate.
“For the anti-corruption institutions of our country, when I came into office, [they] were very poorly resourced. We can talk all we like about corruption and make all the wonderful statements but if the instruments at your disposal for dealing with it are weak and blunt, you will get no result,” he said.
He claims that his actions go beyond making “wonderful comments” to actively working to ensure that anti-corruption organizations have the resources they need to operate effectively.
Some Ghanaians are however expressing mixed feelings over the comments of the president, with some claiming that the fight against corruption hasn’t seen any significant improvement since his administration took over.