Pulse.com.gh logo

Fighting Corruption 64% of Ghanaians want Gov’t to prosecute corrupt officials – Afrobarometer

The report which was launched by the Center for Democratic Development (CDD), also stated that most Ghanaians want the corrupt officials to refund all the money they misappropriated.

  • Published:

A report by research network, Afrobarometer, has disclosed that 64% of Ghanaians want the government to name, shame and prosecute officials who have embezzled state funds.

The report which was launched by the Center for Democratic Development (CDD), also stated that most Ghanaians want the corrupt officials to refund all the money they misappropriated.

According to the report, successive governments had only demonstrated the eagerness to prosecute members of opposition parties who had served in past administrations, while ignoring corrupt practices perpetrated by its own members.

READ ALSO: Only half of Africans trust the ECs - Afrobarometer

The report cited a number of corruption-related allegations that have come under the spotlight this year, including claims made by the musician, A-Plus accusing President Akufo-Addo’s two Deputy Chiefs of Staff, Francis Asenso-Boakye, and Abu Jinapor of corruption.

“Most Ghanaians perceive some informal leaders, public and private sector officials as corrupt. The perception is worse for officials in the public sector,” the report said.

“Most Ghanaians think that governments over the years have been very swift in prosecuting and punishing corrupt officials belonging to opposition parties. Nevertheless, the majority believe the current government performed well in fighting corruption.”

This report is a big difference from the 2016 report.

READ ALSO: Many respected pastors are gays - Apostle Amoako Atta

In the 2016 Afrobarometer report,  64 percent of Ghanaians thought that corruption had increased.

20 percent of Ghanaians did not believe in the capability of the political system to fight corruption.

But, in the new report, most Ghanaians are confident the current government will fight corruption.

“There is a rise in public confidence in government’s efforts to combat corruption in 2017, compared to 2014. This is after over a decade of decline,” the report added.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos

Top Articles

1 Corruption EOCO impounds Mahama's vehiclesbullet
2 Goodbye We don't want you again - Assin Central constituents reject...bullet
3 In Central Region NDC supporters stone Health Minister for...bullet
4 NDC Race I'll be happy to be Mahama's vice but - Spio Garbrahbullet
5 Fraudulence Kennedy Agyapong declared wantedbullet
6 Fake News Amidu, EOCO denies seizing Mahama's carsbullet
7 Ministerial Reshuffle Here are all the reshuffled Ministers...bullet
8 Admiration I wish Sammy Awuku was NDC member - Okudzeto...bullet
9 AMERI Deal saga Nana Addo must be impeached - Former MPbullet
10 Corruption Fight GII boss chairs Special Prosecutor...bullet

Top Videos

1 Anas Aremeyaw Anas clashes with Kennedy Agyapong at radio stationbullet
2 Nana Addo $5bn ‘missing’ from gold exports to UAEbullet
3 Condolences Sam George speaks on Amissah-Arthurbullet
4 Dr. Bawumia My husband is doing very well; he’ll return soon – Samirabullet
5 Gyankroma Akufo-Addo President’s daughter abandons duties as Art...bullet
6 Corruption Allegations NDC MP dares CID boss to arrest A-Plusbullet
7 State Owned Vehicles Kusi Boafo exposes Mahama’s dealsbullet
8 Condolences Mahama Ayariga mourns Amissah-Arthurbullet
9 Sierra Leone elections Mahama pays courtesy call on...bullet
10 Political News Prof. Oquaye to be sworn in again as...bullet