Ghana, Senegal’s political temperature hindering development – Mo Ibrahim

Sudanese business mogul, Mo Ibrahim says expectations for countries like Ghana and Senegal to propel their development are not materialising because of high political temperature.

“I think probably the political temperature is a little bit too high in the two countries,” he told the BBC Monday.

He hopes to see some level of calmness in all political divides in the two countries in order to sustain development in the countries.

Dr. Ibrahim was speaking to the BBC on the 2014 Ibrahim Index of African Governance.

Ghana was ranked 7th out of 52 countries on participation in governance and human rights.

He advised, however, that after every election, politicians should endeavor to pat each other on the shoulder and come together as citizens to move their countries forward.

“Ghana and Senegal are good countries and very wonderful democratic countries and they have also good natural resources,” which are expected to be channeled towards the development of the people.

Ghana retained its 2013 position on the ranking, increasing its score by 1.6 to 68.2 per cent on the four thematic areas of Safety & Rule of Law, Participation & Human Rights, Sustainable Economic Opportunity and Human Development

The assessment per the Ibrahim Index of African Governance was done in areas of safety and rule of law, participation and human rights, sustainable economic opportunity and human development.

Mauritius was ranked first with Somalia ranking last.

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