Police Service most corrupt institution in Ghana – Survey
The Ghana Police Service was identified as the most corrupt institution among the 23 other institutions sampled in a recent poll by the Ghana Statistical Service and other stakeholders in the fight against corruption.
This information was obtained from a study titled “Corruption in Ghana, Peoples Experiences and View.”
The survey’s objective is to identify corrupt institutions and provide information that will inform the creation of policies aimed at preventing corruption from starting in the first place.
More than 17.4 million bribes were paid in 2021, according to the poll, with police officers topping the list of officials who accept bribes with a 53.2 percent rate.
Elected government representatives are at the bottom of the list, at 2.9 percent, followed by the Ghana Immigration Service Officers and GRA Customs Officers at 37.4 percent and 33.6 percent, respectively.
The poll found that those with the greatest degree of education (tertiary) had a 1.6 times higher likelihood of paying a bribe than those with no formal education.
Additionally, eight of the 16 administrative regions reported a higher rate of bribery than the country as a whole.
But there are significant differences among the 16 regions of the nation.
For instance, the incidence of bribery in the Bono East, Savannah, and Volta regions, with 11.8, 14.5 and 19.1%, respectively, is significantly lower than the national rate.
Bribery rates are also significantly higher in the Western North, Ahafo, and North East regions, at 53.4, 47.0, and 41.9 percent, respectively.
By: Christina Nana Adjoah Amoah Acquah, acquahchriatina309@gmail