Vol. 7, No. 2: Invigorating Ghana?s lagging anticorruption agenda: Instruments for enhanced civic in
02 May, 2005
The casual reader of the 2004 edition of Transparency International?s Corruption Perception Index may have seen in Ghana?s score a cause for modest celebration. The country posted a score of 3.6 out of a ?clean? 10, a slight improvement over its score of 3.3 in 2003. Yet this score, which was released during the final stages of the 2004 Ghanaian presidential campaign, produced no response from either the incumbent New Patriotic Party or the opposition National Democratic Congress. The
NDC was most likely daunted by the appearance of improvement in the corruption situation on its opponent?s watch, while the NPP may not have seen any advantage in deviating from its recent tendency to speak seldom of anticorruption reforms.