Majority of Ghanaians says corruption has increased under the NPP government in 2018. A new Afrobarometer survey say government is doing a poor job in fighting corruption.
The report indicated the government’s anti-corruption efforts have declined sharply since 2017 after more than doubling in the previous three years.
The survey also shows that the Ghana Army is the most trusted public institution in the country while opposition political parties are the least trusted.
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The report further noted that Ghanaians perceive at least some corruption in key public institutions, and a majority fear retaliation if they report graft to the authorities.
Other key findings in the survey include the police being the institution where the largest number of citizens report bribing to access services.
“Four in 10 say they paid a bribe to avoid problems with the police (42%) or to obtain police assistance (39%)."
Compared to 2017, there has been a 27-percentage-point drop in popular approval ratings of the government’s performance in fighting corruption – a dramatic reversal of earlier gains. Only a minority (40%) say the government is doing a “fairly” or “very” good job.
The Afrobarometer team in Ghana is led by the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana).
They interviewed 2,400 adult Ghanaians between September 16 and October 3, 2019.
A sample of this size yields country-level results with a margin of error of +/-2 percentage points at a 95% confidence level.
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