A Non-Governmental Organisation, Youth Bridge Foundation (YBF) in collaboration with the Ghana Anticorruption Coalition (GACC), has set out on a quest to demystifying the public’s perception about corruption on Tuesday.
This follows Ghana’s latest performance on the 2019 Corruption Perception Index report by Transparency International as the country scored 41 points out of 100. The score is not so much of an improvement of what the country 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 the anti-graft body, Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), disclosed that the country loses close to US$3 billion 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.
The lecture, which is slated for February 18, 2020, at the British Council Auditorium, will have an assistant professor in the Sonoco International Business Department at the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business, Christopher B. Yenkey as the main speaker.
Currently, he is studying the effects of political violence and corruption on global capital flows, particularly to African countries.
The lecture, which comes of at 3:30 pm is expected to bring together stakeholders from various public sectors in the country to deliberate on the causes and effect on corruption perception and ways to deal with the phenomenon.