International Advocacy For Corruption Free Governance (IACFG), has officially released the first quarter of its list of corrupt officials in Ghana according to their Afrobarometer report received by The BBC Ghana.
In the report gathered by the international advocacy group, their statement first commended the media form their immense contribution as they continue to play in entrenching democratic rule in the country, saying such contributions have helped in keeping effective watch over the governance process.
The advocacy group with its intense research also incurred the wrath of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) when another report suggested an increase in corruption in government circles as general elections campaign surges.
Over the years according to info by TheBBCghana.Com, the Ghana Police Service (GPS) has often topped most corruption perception rankings in the country, with many Ghanaians often expressing their belief that police officers are corrupt as an exposé by Ace Investigative Journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas proves so in a documentary dubbed ‘Bad Cops’.
The status quo has changed as other government and private agencies that were not involved in these corrupt acts or practices have also joined in.
In 2019, TheBBCghana.Com earlier reported that The Ghana Police Service was on the top of the list and the polls organised regarded the security enforcement agency to be the leading corrupt institution in the country as Ghana was ranked 78th out of 180 countries on Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index for 2018.
2020 latest survey again gives a clear indication of the previous statistics as the information gathered indicates that, more than half (53%) of Ghanaians say corruption in the country has worsened “somewhat” or “a lot” during the year preceding the survey.
This chart gives a vivid description of corruption index as gathered by TheBBCghana.Com in the year, 2019. Those that received bribe also in 2019 is shown below:
In 2020, the list of the most corrupt institutions so far includes the following as gathered by the advocacy group which is yet to be categorized under statistics.
The list starts in this order:
- Members of Parliament
- Ghana Police Service
- Ghana Immigration Service
- Judges and magistrates
- Religious leaders i.e. pastors, bishops etc.
- Tax collectors
- Ghana Health Service
- The President and his officials
- Assembly men and women
- Ghana education service
- Media Practitioners
- 15. Birth and Death Registry
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