Boozed Cop Statistics
The Ghanaian press recently published a story claiming that 90% of police officers in Ghana are alcoholics. Despite the hyperbolic headline, the actual statistic in the text is a bit more ambiguous-- it says that 90% of police have medical conditions such as hypertension and cardiovascular or heart disease that can be linked to alcoholism.
The best part of the story? The police service try to reassure the public that police officers are tested before being sent to other countries for peacekeeping. I take this to mean that if they send 10% of police abroad, then we must have 100% boozed cops here in Ghana.
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I have worked in economic policy and research in Washington, D.C. and Ghana. My husband and I recently moved to Guyana, where I am working for the Ministry of Finance. I like riding motorcycle, outdoor sports, foreign currencies, capybaras, and having opinions.