March 31, 2023
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Lands Commission officials, examiners, judges or justices and movement officials are the main three classifications of public authorities who got the biggest money pay-offs paid in 2021.

This disclosure is as indicated by a study directed by the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) and the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ). The overview is named, ‘2021 Ghana Integrity of Public Services Survey’.

As indicated by the report, the average highest cash bribe [GHc1, 669] was paid to Lands Commission officials, trailed by examiners, judges or justices with a measure of GHC1,208 and GHC950 for migration officials.

Excerpt of the report on the largest cash bribe paid in 2021

With these findings, the report suggests that “the largest average bribes are paid to public officials with whom most citizens have little contact in their daily lives.”

These huge bribe, the GSS and CHRAJ said albeit seldom paid, by and large “impact significant choices by open authorities, which can have significant financial or individual ramifications (for instance, by affecting area related choices, movement matters, or examiners and judges).”

The report additionally showed that more modest typical measure of money pay-offs were paid to wellbeing laborers and cops.

It highlighted that the smaller cash bribes paid are mostly given to public officials who engage frequently with members of the public.

“On the other hand, the elements behind more smaller bribes appear to be connected with public authorities with whom individuals have more successive contact, (for example, cops, and medical care laborers, public utility authorities) as well as to bribes that are paid to stay away from moderate fines or authorizes, to keep up with utility associations or to lessen charge installments,” the report added.

The review likewise uncovered that about GH¢5billion in bribe were paid in both the private and the public areas.

It disclosed that 26.7% of public sector officials were engaged in bribery acts, whilst 9.1% were officials from the private sector.

As per Government Statistician, Professor Samuel Kobina Annim, the report demonstrates that defilement is common inside the Ghana Police Service.

The Police Service recorded 53.2% of degenerate cases, trailed by the Ghana Immigration Service and the Ghana Revenue Authority with 37.4% and 33.6% individually.

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