Our attention has been drawn to a supposed “Imani Ghana ranking of good governance in Ghana heads of government since independence” relating to the performance of all the Heads of State of Ghana in terms of Good Governance, since the country’s accession to Independence in 1957, which appears to be circulating on various social media platforms; Facebook and Whatsapp in particular.
We would not have ordinarily issued this statement except for the palpable implications of this rather disappointing intellectual exercise on our credibility and integrity as a globally respected think tank.
The said exercise – details presented below, ranked the following; Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, John Dramani Mahama, J.J. Rawlings, John A. Kufuor, Dr. Hilla Limann, John Evans Atta Mills, E. Akuffo- Addo in order of their performance in terms of good governance – from the highest to the lowest.
The Supposed IMANI Ranking
IMANI GHANA RANKING OF GOOD GOVERNANCE IN GHANA HEADS OF GOVERNMENT SINCE INDEPENDENCE;
(1) Dr. Kwame Nkrumah 87%
(2) John Dramani Mahama 83.1%
(3) J.J. Rawlings 76.4%
(4) John A. Kufuor 73.8%
(5) Dr. Hilla Limann 68%
(6) John Evans Atta Mills 65.3%
(7) E. Akuffo- Addo
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We wish to categorically state that Imani Centre for Policy and Education is not responsible for the said ranking and any other surveys / studies in connection with this poll. We have not commissioned any such task, and certainly not commissioned anybody – individual or entity, to undertake such a study on our behalf.
All reports, surveys, policy papers, briefs, rankings and the totality of our work at any point in time can be assessed at www.imanighana.org which has since December 2015 been migrated to www.imaniafrica.org.
Needless to say, the spirit of this porous exercise does not in any way echo our philosophy.
We wish to emphatically state that the ranking referred to herein is not our work and we do not assume responsibility of its content.
We humbly call on our partners, stakeholders and all other sympathizers to discard any such information.