75% Of Ghanaians Say Corruption Has Increased Within Last 2 Years – GSS report

According to the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), 75% of Ghanaians think that corruption has gotten worse during the past two years.

The GSS’s 2021 Ghana Integrity of Public Services Survey (GIPSS) indicates that, the majority of the populace agrees that corruption has risen.

“Three in every four, representing 75.0 percent of adults think corruption increased in Ghana in the two years preceding the survey with about half, representing 52.6 percent thinking corruption increased due to COVID-19.” the survey said.

“The most frequently selected strategies for fighting corruption are improving living standards (45.1% of adults), improving the access to basic services for all (41.2% of adults), and introducing an anonymous reporting system against corruption (35.9% of adults).

“Less than half (46.5%) of adults in Ghana are aware of the major anti-corruption agencies i.e. Office of the Special Prosecutor, the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), and the Organised Crime Office (EOCO).”

The findings add that 69.9% of Ghanaians, representing seven in every ten adults have more confidence in the religious and traditional justice system than the formal one.

“Seven in every 10 (69.9%) adults hold the view that the religious and traditional leaders’ system effectively protects the rights of every citizen, a figure that is 10.8 percentage points higher than those who agree that the formal justice system effectively protects the rights of every citizen (59.1%),” a statement from the GSS announced.

In celebration of International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD), which is observed annually on December 9th, these findings were made public.

Source: www.pfmtaxafrica.com/Amos Ekow Coffie