Ghanaians don’t seem to be impressed by government’s efforts to curb corruption, as a new report by Transparency International showed that a significant number of citizens, after South Africa, believe corruption has increased in the country.
The report dubbed People and Corruption: Africa Survey 2015 sampled 43,143 respondents across 28 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa between March 2014 and September 2015.
[contextly_sidebar id=”GChvfDlxijEKjdCLg8Lk2n78dBsgV0mr”]83% of South Africans believe their government is corrupt while 75% of Nigerians believe so too.
“When comparing the results of the different countries that were surveyed, people living in South Africa, Ghana and Nigeria were the most likely to say that they think corruption has risen in the 12 months prior to when the survey was conducted. In these countries three-quarters or more of respondents said corruption has increased either somewhat or a lot,” the report added.
In 18 out of 28 countries surveyed, a large majority of people said their government is doing badly at fighting corruption.
The percentage of people in this category in other West African countries are rather low; Burkina Faso, 28%, Mali, 21% and Cote D’Ivoire, 32%.
In Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Liberia and Ghanaian citizens are the most negative about the scale of corruption in their country.
According to the report the majority (58 percent) of Africans in the surveyed countries, say corruption has increased over the past 12 months.
The report is part of the Global Corruption Barometer initiated by the Transparency International and partnered by Afrobarometer.