Corruption: We need to disinfect our society – Nana Yaa Jantuah

Nana Yaa Jantuah, General Secretary of the CPP
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The General Secretary of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) has said young ones in the Ghanaian society are even neck-deep in corruption practices.

She said bribery and corruption has eroded the values in the society.

“The young ones are paying bribes to get whatever they need. We need to disinfect our society,” Nana Yaa Jantuah said on the Sunrise show on 3FM with Alfred Ocansey on Thursday July 21.

She was reacting to the 2021 report by the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ, Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime which ranked the Police to be the foremost public institution perceived to be most corrupt.

The Programmes Director of the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), Mary Awelana Addah, also observed that hospitals and health centers, in general, have become places where bribes exchange hands in Ghana.

She said though the Ghana Police Service ranks high among institutions perceived most corrupt, the health sector is also becoming known for the canker.

Ms Addah made this known in an interview on TV3‘s News 360 on Wednesday, July 20.

“You realised that [with] health institutions, citizens said they engaged with health institutions even more and they pay more bribes there,” she pointed out to host Paa Kwesi Asare.

“So, it is not like they are saying that because citizens encounter the police on our roads, it is there they pay bribes.

“They encounter nurses, they encounter doctors, they encounter teachers, they encounter utility service providers, they encounter tax agents, they encounter people at the lands department and some of these bribes, if you quantify are even more than what the police [take] but yet still the police came up tops.”

By Laud Nartey||Ghana

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