The report of the latest survey of the Pan-African accountability institution, Afro Barometer, has found that public confidence in Sierra Leone’s President Ernest Bai Koroma has dropped since the last elections in 2012.


The report, released Wednesday, also found that the governing All People’s Congress (APC) party has also slumped in popularity within the period.

The APC, in power since 2007, dropped in popularity from 47% to 42% in 2015.

Public confidence in the President went down by 18% since 2012, standing at 52%.

The army, other political parties, MPs and the National Electoral Commission were also among the institutions which lost favour of the people.

This survey was conducted between May and June of 2015, focusing on issues like corruption, trust and performance of political leaders. It found in all three categories the level of trust people had in public institutions dropped.

Afro Barometer is headquartered in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, with a focus on fostering accountability in governance through regular surveys conducted in 35 African countries under its coverage.

In Sierra Leone, it works in collaboration with the civil society group Campaign Good Governance (CGG), and an independent research firm ITASCAP, which conducted the survey.