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Full Text: IGP’s response to most corrupt institution tag against Police Service

Full Text: IGP’s response to most corrupt institution tag against Police Service

Inspector Dr. George Akuffo Dampare the Inspector General of Police, IGP, responded to a recent poll that named the Ghana Police Service as the nation’s most corrupt governmental entity.

The Ghana Police Service came out on top in a poll conducted by the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) and its collaborators.

The survey’s declared goals were to expose dishonest organizations and provide information to inform the creation of regulations to stop the problem.

However, in a five-page letter response, the police force admitted that, like any human institution, there may be a few bad apples in the bunch and that it continues to put policies in place to deter corruption among its personnel.

He observed that both the report’s contents and the research methods did not appear to satisfy the Service.

“We want it to be known that we are concerned about this because the persistent, empirically and scientifically unsupported claim that the police are the most corrupt institution in the nation only serves to reinforce this perception, harm the Police Service’s reputation, and depress the morale of its staff.

We have no choice but to offer our opinions on this issue since, as we have all come to realize, perception frequently has more clout than reality.

However, the IGP presented the researchers with 14 issues and asked them to address some of them.

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He claimed that doing so would enable them to comprehend the research findings more clearly and better inform the Service’s delivery-improving actions.

Dr. George Akuffo Dampare emphasized, “While we wait for your response, please accept the guarantee of our greatest regard.”

IGP’s full statement is provided below:

Full Text: IGP's response to most corrupt institution tag against Police Service Inspector Dr. George Akuffo Dampare the Inspector General of Police, IGP, responded to a recent poll that named the Ghana Police Service as the nation's most corrupt governmental entity. The Ghana Police Service came out on top in a poll conducted by the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) and its collaborators. The survey's declared goals were to expose dishonest organizations and provide information to inform the creation of regulations to stop the problem. However, in a five-page letter response, the police force admitted that, like any human institution, there may be a few bad apples in the bunch and that it continues to put policies in place to deter corruption among its personnel. He observed that both the report's contents and the research methods did not appear to satisfy the Service. "We want it to be known that we are concerned about this because the persistent, empirically and scientifically unsupported claim that the police are the most corrupt institution in the nation only serves to reinforce this perception, harm the Police Service's reputation, and depress the morale of its staff. We have no choice but to offer our opinions on this issue since, as we have all come to realize, perception frequently has more clout than reality. However, the IGP presented the researchers with 14 issues and asked them to address some of them. He claimed that doing so would enable them to comprehend the research findings more clearly and better inform the Service's delivery-improving actions. Dr. George Akuffo Dampare emphasized, "While we wait for your response, please accept the guarantee of our greatest regard." IGP's full statement

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