GSS Says GH¢5b Paid As Bribe In Private And Public Sectors In 2021
A survey by the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) and its partners display that roughly an amount of GH¢5 billion was paid as bribes in the Private and Public sectors in the year 2021.
The report entitled ‘2021 Ghana Integrity of Public Services Survey’ indicates that 26.7% of public sector officials and 9.1% of private sector players hold in bribery acts.
The survey was conducted by the Ghana Statistical Service in collaboration with other stakeholders in the fight against corruption.
The report also said corruption was dominant within the Ghana Police Service.
The service recorded 53.2% of corruption cases, followed by the Ghana Immigration Service and the Ghana Revenue Authority with 37.4% and 33.6% respectively.
Also, the survey indicates that people with the highest level of (tertiary) education were 1.6 times more likely to have paid a bribe than people with no formal education.
However, ten out of the 16 administrative regions recorded widespread bribery higher than the national average.
Moreover, sizable variations across the 16 regions of the country.
The wide spread of bribery in the Bono East, Savannah and Volta regions, for example, is significantly lower than the national rate, at 11.8, 14.5, and 19.1 percent respectively.