Police, MPs, Ministers, Most Corrupt in Salone

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Inspector General of Police – Sierra Leone

By Aruna Turay

The Sierra Leone Police (SLP) has again named the top most corrupt institution in Sierra Leone. This is according to the Corruption Perceptions Survey 2019: “Action, hope and impediments in the fight against corruption in Sierra Leone,” released over the weekend.

The Survey indicates that the perception about the most corrupt group of persons in the public sector tendered to be those that people interact with more often (the police, health workers and teachers) and also those who are very visible (ministers and parliamentarians).

As shown in the table below, among the listed groups of people indicated in the Survey, the group perceived as most corrupt is the Sierra Leone Police, selected by 83.6% of the respondents. Next on the list is the Parliamentarians, with 60.6% and Ministers with 52.7%.

Health workers, teachers, local councilors, political parties’ executives and custom officers are next in the line of corruption. However, the police, parliamentarians and ministers are yet to respond to the Survey but this medium stands ready to publish their sides should they want to comment. See table below.

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