Ghanaians go to the polls in a matter of months and will decide whether to give the ruling National Democratic Congress a third term or return the New Patriotic Party to office after an eight-year break.
But both parties have serious questions to answer about the staggering level of national corruption that both the NDC and NPP have failed to address during terms in office. Ghana might have been one of the first African nations to gain independence but if billions of Cedi’s are lost to corruption every year, what’s really been achieved?
The 2014 report from Ghana’s Auditor-General revealed the country lost GHc2.6 billion to corruption and mismanagement. Figures from previous years showed similarly shocking figures with few signs that things have changed for the better. As politicians jostle for the higher ground ahead of November’s elections, they’ll need to prove to the people that it’s not simply empty promises.