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Bawumia will perform even better – Ahiagbah reacts to Ghana ranking as 5th best-governed country in Africa

The Director of Communication of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Richard Ahiagbah, has reacted to Ghana being ranked the 5th best-governed country in Africa and 48th worldwide by World Economics.

According to the NPP communication director, the ranking shows that the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia-led government is effectively governing the country, contrary to assertions that the country is heading in the wrong direction.

Richard Ahiagbah, who made these remarks in a statement shared on X, on Monday, June 3, 2024, added that Vice President Dr. Bawumia, the flagbearer of the NPP, will do even better when he becomes president.

“Bawumia will perform even better once he becomes President with your support.

“The research evaluated governance in the countries based on four indices: 1. Corruption perception. 2. Press freedom. 3. Rule of law and 4. Political rights,” he wrote.

He added, “In summary, this ranking indicates that the Akufo-Addo-Bawumia-led Administration is governing Ghana well in terms of the rule of law, press freedom, political rights of citizens, and combating corruption.”

The NPP communications director also said that the ranking dismisses the claim by the opposition National Democratic Congress that the Akufo-Addo government is the most corrupt.

“This commendable performance by the Akufo-Addo-Bawumia-led Administration refutes two major propaganda claims made by the NDC about the government: 1. The assertion that the government is corrupt is not substantiated by the independent research conducted by World Economics Research, based in the United Kingdom. 2. The findings do not support the unfounded NDC claim that the judiciary is compromised, as alleged by former President John Mahama.”

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He added, “Ghanaians, please disregard the NDC’s unfounded claims, as they lack a factual basis.”

About the governance ranking:

The good governance assessment by World Economics evaluates four main indices namely: corruption perception, rule of law, press freedom, and political rights.

It gives equal weight to all four criteria set by the researchers; all re-based and shown on a scale of 0-100. Governance: 0 = Poor governance, 100 = As good as it gets, Corruption Perception: 0 = Bad, 100 = Good, Rule of Law: 0 = Low rule of law, 100 = High rule of law, Press Freedom: 0 = Low press freedom, 100 = High press freedom, and Political Rights: 0 = Low political rights, 100 = High political rights. The grade definitions are A: Very good, B: Good, C: Average, D: Poor, and E: Very poor.

According to the World Economics ranking data published on its website, Mauritius, with a grade of B, had an index of 69.3, taking the first position on the African continent as the best-governed nation.

Ghana, also with a grade of B and with an index of 61.7, secured the 5th position ahead of Senegal, the closest West African counterpart, which ranks 6th with a grade of C and an index of 53.6.

Namibia is ranked 2nd with a grade of B and an index of 69.1. South Africa is ranked 3rd with a grade of B and an index score of 65.5, and Botswana is placed 4th ahead of Ghana with a grade of B and an index of 65.1.

At the bottom of the ranking is Libya with a grade of E and an index of 15.4. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) comes ahead of Libya, also with a grade E and an index of 21.6, and Chad is placed ahead of DRC with an index of 23.2.

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Source: Ghanaweb

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