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Govt : Mo Ibrahim Survey Not True Reflection

Government has rejected the latest Mo Ibrahim Index on governance arguing that it is not a true reflection of the picture on the ground.

“We do not need the [Mo Ibrahim] survey to actually know how we are faring as a nation,” Communications Minister, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah said Tuesday in reactions to the survey.

He added “the reality is that Ghana is rising, Ghana is making significant progress…if you are to look at the peace and stability that we enjoy…do you need a Mo Ibrahim index?”

The 2016 Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) report released Monday, September 3, ranked Ghana seventh best African country in good governance.

It however, states that Ghana and South Africa placed eighth and 10th respectively in the countries which had deteriorated over the decade.

Speaking on Joy FM Tuesday, Dr. Omane Boamah disputed the results of the survey. He indicated that the outcome would have been different had the right indicators were used.

He thus called on the Mo Ibrahim foundation to “rely more on quantitative surveys”, adding: “If you are dealing with qualitative, the biases are in there, the subjectivities are in there.”

“But I am just saying we must know exactly what the Mo Ibrahim survey is about,” he added.

Source:  radioxyzonline.com

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