According to the Ghana Statistical Service, bribes totaling at least GHC 5 billion were paid in the public and commercial sectors. This is supported by the 2021 Ghana Integrity of Public Services Survey conducted by the statistical services.
In excerpts from the study, government statistician Prof. Samuel Kobina Anim stated that approximately 10.3% of the adult population had received financial inducements before to the elections.
The top ten government figures who take the
most bribes, according to the Ghanaian government and CHRAJ Service for Statistics.
1. Police personnel (53.2 percent )
2. employees of the Ghana Immigration Service (37.4 percent )
3. Customs agents with GRA (33.6 percent )
4. Lands Commission (32.4 percent )
5. Authority for Driver and Vehicle Licensing (29.5 percent )
6. Employees of passport agencies
7. Judges, magistrates, or prosecutors (22.3 percent )
8. Office of National Intelligence (21.2 percent )
9. National Highway Safety Administration (17.8 percent )
10. Prison personnel (17.0 percent )
Yesterday, the report compiled in 2021 by the Ghana Integrity of Public Service Survey (GIPSS) – People’s Experiences and Views on Corruption Report was made public by the government statistician, Prof. Samuel Kobina Anim.The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) collaborated to present this report (UNODC).
Prof. Anim asserts that at least one in four people in the nation paid bribes, and that each individual did so an average of five times, translating to 17.4 million such incidents in 2021.
“After the poll was over, we calculated the average amount of bribes paid by respondents, which came to roughly GH5 billion.
Something must be done to stop or eliminate the threat because it is hurting the economy, he said.”From the study, it could be seen that the prevalence rate for the Western North Region was 53.4 percent high and the Bono Region was 11.9 percent low, suggesting 10 out of the 16 administrative areas’ rate is greater than the national rate of 26.7 percent,” he added.