“Ghc 5 Billion Bribes Was Paid In 2021” – Ghana Statistical Service
The Ghana Statistical Service says at least GHC 5billion bribes were paid in both the private and public sector. This is according to the statistical services’ 2021 Ghana Integrity of Public Services Survey.
Presenting excerpts of the report at a news conference today, Government statistician, Prof Samuel Kobina Anim said the survey reveals about 10.3% of the adult population were offered money ahead of the elections.
Here are the top ten public officials who take the
most bribes according to CHRAJ and the Ghana
1. Police officers (53.2%)
2. Ghana Immigration Service officers (37.4%)
3. GRA customs officers* (33.6%)
4. Lands Commission (32.4%)
5. Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (29.5%)
6. Passport agency officials
7. Prosecutors, judges or magistrates (22.3%)
8. National Intelligence Bureau (21.2%)
9. National Road Safety Authority (17.8%)
10. Prison officials (17.0%)
Government Statistician, Prof Samuel Kobina Anim, disclosed the report gathered in 2021 by the Ghana Integrity of Public Service Survey (GIPSS) – People’s Experiences and Views on Corruption Report yesterday.
This report was presented by the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), in collaboration with the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
According to Prof Anim, at least one out of four persons paid bribes in the country while on average, one person paid bribes five times, which showed an incidence of 17.4 million bribe occurrences in 2021.
“After the end of the survey, we looked at the value of bribes people paid on the average and that came to about GH₵5 billion. This is affecting the economy and something has to be done to curb or eradicate the menace,” he stated.
“From the report, out of the 16 administrative regions, it could be seen that the Western North Region’s prevalence rate was 53.4 per cent high whereas the Bono Region was 11.9 per cent low, meaning 10 out of the 16 regions’ rate is higher than the national rate 26.7 per cent,” he continued to say.