General News of Friday, 12 July 2019
According to the 2019 Global Corruption Barometer, majority of Ghanaians still perceive the Police Service as the most corrupt institution.
The report reveals that as many as 59% of Ghanaians feel the police service is the most corrupt.
This is followed by judges and magistrates who are seen as the second most corrupt institution by 38% of Ghanaians.
The 2019 corruption perception survey by the Afrobarometer is reminiscent of 2015 figures. In 2015, 64% of Ghanaians thought the police were the most corrupt but the figure dropped to 59% in 2018
The survey was executed by Afrobarometer in 34 countries and covered 47,105 adults between 2016 and 2018.
Non-Governmental Organizations and religious leaders were also perceived as corrupt, polling 14% and 17% of Ghanaians respectively.
Sixty per cent of Ghanaians feel the Akufo-Addo administration is doing a good job of fighting corruption, a massive jump from four years ago, where only 25% of Ghanaians felt the government at the time was putting up a good fight against corruption.
Thirty-three per cent of Ghanaians said corruption has increased in the last 12 months while 36% say corruption has decreased in the last 12 months.
The report was launched by the Ghana Integrity Initiative on Thursday where it urged the government to adequately resource key anti-corruption institutions.