According to the findings of research that was carried out in 2021 by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Lands Commission was the most corrupt institution in Ghana in the year 2021.
The data revealed the institutions in Ghana that took the most bribes, with officers from the Lands Commission collecting the largest amount of bribes compared to other public authorities in Ghana.
According to the findings of the study, employees at the Lands Commission, an entity that falls under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, accept cash bribes with an average value of 1,669 Ghana cedis (GH).
List of most corrupt institutions in Ghana for 2021
The Ghana Police Service now occupies the 12th spot on the list.
After the Lands Commission comes the legal system, which includes prosecutors, judges, and magistrates and which reported receiving an average bribe amount of 1,204 cedis.
With an average bribe size of GH950, officials working for the Ghana Immigration Service were ranked third on the list of the top public officials in Ghana who took the most bribes.
Officials from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority came in 10th place, followed by local government representatives in fourth place, GRA-customs officers in fifth place, officials from the Passport Agency in sixth place, teachers, lecturers, and professors in seventh place, officials from public utility companies in eighth place, officials from the Passport Agency in ninth place, and officials from the Passport Agency in tenth place.
According to the findings of the poll, the majority of these organizations either accept bribes or make requests for them in connection with 70–97% of the public services that they provide.
Additionally, the Oti Region was the region that had the greatest requests for bribes, with public officers taking or asking for payments on nearly 91 percent of their tasks. This was followed by the Northern Region (89.2%), the Upper East (83.4%), the North East (81.2%), the Upper West (80.3%), and the Ashanti Region (70.4%).