Inspector-General of Police, Dr George Akuffo Dampare

Last week, research conducted by Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) together with other stakeholders placed the Ghana Police Service atop the category of the most corrupt public institution in the country.

The research, which was christened; Corruption in Ghana, Peoples Experiences and Views,’ covered a total of 24 public institutions.

The survey aimed to unearth corrupt institutions and provide data that will guide the formulation of policies in arresting the menace. 

According to the survey, more than GHC17.4 million in bribes were paid in 2021. Police officers topped the list of public officials who take bribes with 53.2%.

Lands Commission officers, prosecutors, judges or magistrates and immigration officers were also found to be in the top three categories of public officials who received the largest cash bribes paid in 2021.

But the Inspector-General of Police, George Akuffo Dampare does not seem satisfied with the findings, not only regarding the description of his outfit as most corrupt, but in other areas including methodology.

Below is the full text of his response to the GSS and CHRAJ:

Full text: IGP responds to Police Service as most corrupt institution tag
Full text: IGP responds to Police Service as most corrupt institution tag
Full text: IGP responds to Police Service as most corrupt institution tag
Full text: IGP responds to Police Service as most corrupt institution tag
Full text: IGP responds to Police Service as most corrupt institution tag