Report reveals that Ashanti Region leads in corruption in education and health

Report reveals that Ashanti Region leads in corruption in education and health

A survey conducted by the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) has revealed that the Ashanti Region is the most corrupt in the education and health sectors.

The survey was conducted in 49 districts across the country and covered 5, 000 respondents.

According to a report by 3news.com, the Western and Eastern regions closely follow the Ashanti Region.

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Source: 3news.com

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Per the report, while the Ashanti Region recorded 74%, the Western and Eastern regions recorded less than 50% of corruption cases in the two sectors.

Again, 60% of Ghanaians across the country claimed they have experienced corruption in the education and health sectors.

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Source: 3news.com

It also showed that 74% of the corruption cases were recorded in the Ashanti Region in the areas of education and health

On the national scale, most of the amounts of bribe payments were generally less than GHC100, representing 58% of the respondent, the findings revealed

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Source: 3news.com

However, the Western and Eastern regions including the other regions recorded less than 40% of those cases.

In the health sector, the Ashanti Region again topped the chart recording 85% of corruption cases.

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Source: 3news.com

The Eastern, Western and other regions recorded less than 35% of the problem in the sector.

Inasmuch as we are quick to point fingers at politicians, probably the biggest of it is done by civil servants and public servants,” Country Director of SEND-Ghana, George Osei-Bimpeh, said.

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Source: 3news.com

He also underscored the need for children to be taught anti-corruption or ethics and values, so that it becomes part of their formation processes.

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