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Police, Judges, MPs still most corrupt in Ghana – Afrobarometer Report

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Perceived corruption among personnel of the Ghana Police Service is still the highest among public institutions as the latest Afrobarometre survey of the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) indicates that 57 per cent of Ghanaians think the police is corrupt most or all of the time while 32 per cent think they are corrupt some of the time.

The police topped 13 institutions that were studied in the survey. The media was the least corrupt among them. While 20 per cent of the public thinks that the media are corrupt most or all of the time, 61 per cent of them said they are only corrupt sometimes.

The findings indicate that “the police, judges and magistrates, Members of Parliament, civil servants, and tax officials are most widely perceived as corrupt” among key public officials in the country.

It also indicated that the most trusted public institutions in the country are “the army, religious leaders, and the presidency.”

According to the report, opposition political parties, local government officials and tax officials are the least trusted.

While 37 per cent of the citizens said they trusted opposition political parties, 38 per cent trusted local government officials and 39 per cent trusted tax officials.

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