Ghana Police shreds corruption report by CHRAJ, GSS

George Akuffo Dampare

The Ghana Police Administration has rubbished latest corruption report by the Commission of Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) and the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

The report among things concluded that the Ghana Police is the most corrupt public instruction followed by the Ghana Immigration Services and the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA).

However, in a detailed response , the Ghana Police said the research and its findings are heavily challenged and corrupted from both the academic and practice point of view. 

“We want to place on record that we are passionate about this since the continuous empirically and scientifically unsubstantiated labelling of the police as the most corrupt institution in the country only goes to feed this perception and damage the reputation of the Police Service as well as weaken the morale of its personnel. As we have all now come to accept, perception tends to be more powerful than reality and therefore we have no choice than to share our position on this matter,” the Police said in a statement signed by Dr Akuffo Dampare, Inspector General of Police.

The Police observed that the research did not cover some other public institutions such as “the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, Ghana Civil Aviation, Audit Service, Parliamentary Service, Ghana National Fire Service, Gaming Commission, Public Media houses, National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO),  Narcotic Control Commission (NACOC), the Attorney General (AG’s) Department, the Registrar Generals Department among others and these are all institutions, we believe, that the public deals with regularly”
 It added that a further scrutiny of the report shows that CHRAJ and Ghana Statistical Service were also not part of the research and wondered why the two organisations did not think they are also candidates for corruption investigation, considering that they also provide critical services to the public. 
 Below is the full statement:



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