Ghana tops Global Rule of Law Ranking in Africa
Ghana has been ranked the first country in Africa and 43rd in the world with strict adherence to the rule of law.
The 2017 World Justice Project (WJP) Global Rule of Law Ranking showed the country has witnessed an improvement in its governance the past year. In the report released on Wednesday, Ghana had good scores in all eight criteria measured by the Washington-based organisation such as open gov’t, fundamental human rights, order and security and regulatory enforcement. The country displaced South Africa which topped in the 2016 edition of the report. On the world ranking, Ghana rose one position for overall rule of law performance from 44 in the 2016 WJP Rule of Law Index to 43 out of 113 countries.