The April 2020 Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) report has established “corruption” and “cronyism” as “endemic” in Ghana’s political system.
A situation, which it said, led to the appointment of 123 ministers and deputy ministers by President Nana Akufo-Addo.
“Corruption and cronyism in the public sector remain endemic” the EIU reports.
It added: “Public appointments are often made on the basis of party affiliation”, observing: “This is one explanation for the bloated government (which comprises 123 ministers)”.
READ ALSO: Special Prosecutor quizzes Bissue, Owusu
“However, there are fewer opportunities at the lower levels of politics, which may cause resentment among the party ranks and could depress voter turnout as members at the grass-roots level play a key role in local campaigning”, the report said.