The country has thus jumped 15 places from the 2014 rankings when it was ranked the 68th democracy in the world.

In news shared on his social media page Friday, the president disclosed that he had had the opportunity to share Ghana’s story with other leaders and engaged in some media interactions.

According to him, Ghana’s democratic success in the last four years would continue to be doubled by the success in the fight against corruption.

The ranking had Mauritius ranked 18th in the world, becoming the best democracy in Africa, followed by Botswana, which placed 28th, with Cape Verde placing 32nd and South Africa coming 37th.

The president added that the London summit offered the opportunity to find new, innovative solutions, and also to showcase the important steps “we have been taking to fight corruption”.

Mahama said it was of paramount importance that Ghana’s anti-corruption agenda was moved forward as contained in the National Anti-Corruption Action Plan (2015-2024) and its commitments under the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).

On the global scale, Norway was ranked as the best democracy, with Iceland, Sweden, New Zealand and Denmark following in that descending order. Britain placed 16th while the United States coming in the 20th place. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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