Widespread public perception of the Police being worst culprits in bribery and corruption hurts the institution but nipping it in the bud completely will be a tall order, Public Relations Officer of the Accra Police Command, ASP Afia Tenge says.
There have been many reports which have cited the Ghana Police Service as the most corrupt state institution.
Tenge says inasmuch as the Police are committed to reversing the perception, the administration is unable to flush out these personnel completely because of its human makeup, which she says is “is an exact reproduction of the society we live in generally.”
“We shouldn’t forget that we’re (Police) a replica of the society in general.” adding that the police service is also exposed to the same deviant behaviours rooted in the society, she told Fiifi Banson on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.3 FM Friday.
“There are a lot of researches and afrobarometer surveys which highlight the problem of bribery and corruption within the service, that ultimately affect our morale; and you wonder, how it happens and why it happens.”
She bemoaned what she described as a real canker destroying the noble institution.
Tenge says the Police administration is making conscious efforts to minimise the tendency of such challenges.