Police, judiciary adjudged Ghana's most corrupt institutions

Police, judiciary adjudged Ghana's most corrupt institutions

Ghana Police Service and the judiciary have been named the most corrupt institutions in the country.

Police, judiciary adjudged Ghana most corrupt institutions

Police, judiciary still most corrupt institutions in Ghana

According to a survey by the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), the study sampled the views of 17,996 Ghanaians across the ten regions of Ghana.

The GII survey sought to find out citizens understanding of corruption, their perception and actual experiences.

The survey also named the Driver Vehicle and Licensing Authority (DVLA) and political parties among the most corrupt institutions in Ghana.

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It, however, stated that the topmost institutions, where citizens have had actual experiences of bribery in order of descent, are the Customs division of Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Drivers Vehicle and Licensing (DVLA), Passport Office and the Police Service.

According to the survey, the majority of Ghanaians identified only bribery, embezzlement and fraud as forms of corruption.  But are split on whether nepotism is an act of corruption.

On the other hand, the respondents do not consider conflict of interest, abuse of discretion and payment of facilitation fees as forms of corruption.

The survey also indicated that nearly two-thirds of respondents believed that corruption was on the rise at the time of the survey.

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It important to note that both the police and judiciary were given the same ranking in a similar survey conducted by the GII in 2011.

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