Less Ghanaians now believe the police is corrupt

Ghana Police Service still tops the most corrupt institution in Ghana, according to the 2019 Global Corruption Barometer. Some experts attribute this to its high visibility and daily interactions with the public.

Most significantly however, the number of Ghanaians who believe so has dropped from 64 percent in 2015 to 59 percent in 2018. It is likely that with the impact of the Transformation Agenda launched by the Police administration a year and a half ago, more progress will be made to fight corruption and further improve public perceptions.

Judges and magistrates are viewed as the second most corrupt institution per 38 percent of Ghanaians. 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 percent and 17 percent of Ghanaians respectively.

60 percent 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 percent of Ghanaians felt the government at the time was putting up a good fight against corruption.

Thirty-three percent of Ghanaians feel corruption has increased in the last 12 months while 36 percent say corruption has decreased in the last 12 months.

The report was launched by the Ghana Integrity Initiative today, Thursday where it urged the government to adequately resource key anti-corruption institutions.