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Mahama: Ghana now 5th democratic country in Africa

President John Dramani Mahama has announced with ecstasy Ghana’s latest ranking as the 5th in Africa in the 2015 prestigious Democracy Index.

The President announced the feat in the United Kingdom on the side-lines of the anti-corruption summit in London.

Announcing this via his Facebook page today [Friday], the President said, I participated in the UK-organised anti-corruption summit in London yesterday. Ghana is present at this summit as one of the most successful democracies in Africa, and I had the opportunity to share our story with other leaders and engaged in some media interactions.”

“If you didn’t know already, I am happy to inform you that we are now, officially, the fifth democracy in Africa. In the prestigious Democracy Index 2015, we were ranked 53rd in the world, a leap of no less than 15 places since 2014. This significant leap offers others inspiration and hope.”

The President noted that despite the feat, the country will strive to do more considering that her democracy is still young.

“Our democratic success in the last four years is – and will continue to be – doubled by our success in the fight against corruption. This summit offers us the opportunity to find new, innovative solutions, and also to showcase the important steps we have been taking to fight corruption.”

“For me, it is of paramount importance that we move forward Ghana’s anti-corruption agenda as contained in the National Anti-Corruption Action Plan (2015-2024) and our commitments under the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). Our hard work, our vision and dedication earned us a well-deserved place in the community of nations. Let us all keep moving forward and upwards.”

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