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PETTY CORRUPTION AT THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION

The actual cost for replacement of lost Voter ID card is 5 Ghana cedis to be paid into the Electoral Commission’s bank account, according to the ECs Sunyani Municipal Officer, Mr Yaw Opoku. However, some EC officials charge an unofficial amount of money ranging from Ghc30 to Ghc50, in addition to the official amount before one can have his lost voters ID replaced. This happened to me in June 2017 when I went to the Kasoa office to have my card replaced. Same thing happened to my friend who also went to the same office to have her lost ID card replaced. Help me spread this corrupt attitude in order for action to be taken by people in decision making positions. Can we get the attention of the Electoral Commissioner on this?

Police stops the cars for bribes

Usually, what happens is that the police stops you, asks for the driver’s license and causes delays. They expect money ranging from ghc2-ghc10 from the drivers with or without an offense. Sometimes to prevent passengers from seeing what is going on, the policemen stand at the edge of the vehicle so that drivers can give the money, which is usually placed in their license holder to them.

Corruption in the public health sector

General service delivery in the public sector is appalling. Most of the time, it is only people with the means can afford good health service. There is huge necessity in this sector to improve service delivery by eliminating or reducing the occurrence of bribery and abuse of office. Videos should capture bribes being paid for a good service to be offered.

Corruption in the educational sector

Currently admissions to various tertiary institutions are in progress or almost over. In some schools, parents have to pay huge amount of money to get either admission or accommodation for their awards. For example at West Africa Examination Council some officials take bribe to change the grades of students at this centre. They also leak some of the exams papers to schools at the peril of other students.

Customs official exchanges clearance for bribe

Tema Harbour is where most imported goods into the country pass through. After going through the process of clearing your goods, the final checks are done by these officials who must give clearance that indeed whatever went on in the process of clearing was intact and corresponds to what is declared on paper. The officials who conduct the final checks accept money hence, they do not really cross check before giving the pass.

Bus drivers bribe police

Policemen from MTTD (The Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate) takes bribes from the bus drivers. In some cases the police has a few cards with him, so when he stops the buses, he shares the cards to them. The drivers will also put the money inside and give it to their mates to hand it over to the policeman.

"It's time to join our forces and clean up everyday corruption. Fighting corruption is not the job of government alone. We each have a role to play."

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