Full Transcript: I’ve improved Ghana’s corruption ranking by ‘higher notches’ – Akufo-Addo blows his own trumpet on CNN

President Akufo-Addo has revealed in an interview on CNN that measures are being put in place by his government to improve Ghana’s international anti-corruption reputation and ranking.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo talked about Ghana’s economy, illegal mining, Twitter establishing it headquarters in the country and the government’s fight against corruption.

Zain Asher, the host asked him a straightforward question:

“Are you proud of the way your government has dealt with corruption and what specific steps are you taking to root it out?”

President Akufo-Addo: “The word proud is not a word I will use. Am I satisfied and have we been effective? I will say ‘yes’?” He told CNN.

He explained further:

“A lot has been done and it’s reflected in Ghana’s growths in positions or rankings in corruption in the world. We have gone up several notches. We are dealing with this matters at the basic level. For instance the institutions that are there, the anti-corruption institutions of our country when I came to office were poorly resourced. You can talk all you like about corruption. You can make all the talks or speeches about corruption but if the instrument at your disposal are weak and blunt, you will get no results”, he said.

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