Ghana: Police tops corruption perception, scores 89%

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The latest Afrobarometer report has cited the police service as the

most perceived corrupt public institution.

The results of the round six Afrobarometer survey by governance think

tank CDD-Ghana, put the service ahead of other public institutions.

The survey focused on trust and perceived corruption in Ghana's public


The result said as high as 89% of the respondents said the police

service is the most corrupt institution, Joy News' Kwakye Afreh Nuamah

who was at the launch of the report said

The survey was conducted between May and June 2014 and about 2400

respondents were asked to rate public institutions including the Ghana

Revenue Authority, as well as government officials and Members of


Government officials followed as second most corrupt persons with 86 percent.

According to the survey, 75 per cent of Ghanaians also think

corruption has increased over the past year.

Respondents were however equally divided over whether the ruling

National Democratic Congress or the opposition New Patriotic Party can

solve the problem of corruption in the country.

On the issue of confidence, many of the respondents said they have

more trust in the military than their MPs and government officials.

Meanwhile, the Director of Police Public Affairs, DCOP David

Ampah-Bennin yesterday told Joy News the service had declared itself

corruption free and has assured its officers will not take bribes

anymore in the discharge of their duties.

The latest report is not the first timethe police has been named the

most corrupt public institution in similar surveys.

The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Alhassan, has in March

this year unveiled an ambitious programme to " reaffirm public

confidence in the Ghana police service."

Credit: Myjoyonline

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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