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New GSS bribery report findings not surprising

The most recent study, which identifies bribery as a serious problem in the nation, is not shocking to the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII).

According to the most recent study, bribes of $5 billion were paid last year to get basic services in both the public and commercial sectors.

According to the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) poll titled “2021 Ghana Integrity of Public Services Survey,” 26.7 percent of public sector employees and 9.1 percent of private sector employees engaged in bribery.

Previous studies carried out by the GII, according to Mary Awelana Addah, the organization’s programs manager, had comparable results.

This, in her opinion, just serves to confirm that the threat is widespread.

This, in her opinion, just serves to confirm that the threat is widespread.

She remarked on JoyNews, “We’ve done this previously, and the numbers we found aren’t all that different.

She expressed her admiration for the study’s ability to quantify such losses on Newsfile on Saturday.

In her opinion, if President Akufo-Addo is truly dedicated to the battle against corruption, he must immediately take up the report’s conclusions and act on them.

The analysis also revealed that 26.7 percent of Ghanaians engage in bribery, suggesting that one in four persons who interacted with public officials in the year before to the poll had either been requested to pay a bribe or were offered a bribe but declined to do so.

The analysis also revealed that 26.7 percent of Ghanaians engage in bribery, suggesting that one in four persons who interacted with public officials in the year before to the poll had either been requested to pay a bribe or were offered a bribe but declined to do so.

2021 will see almost $5 billion in bribes paid in the public and private sectors, according to GSS.

According to the poll, Ghana’s rural and urban areas have the same prevalence of bribery on average. But there are significant differences across the 16 regions of the nation.

For instance, the regional incidence of bribery was significantly lower than the national rate in the Bono East, Savannah, and Volta regions. The percentages of corruption in the three areas were 11.8 percent, 14.5 percent, and 19.1 percent, respectively.

The percentage of corrupt instances recorded was much greater in the Western North, Ahafo, and North East areas, at 53.4, 47.0, and 41.9 percent, respectively.

 

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