Ghanaians strongly endorse rule of law but see inequities in how laws are applied

Most Ghanaians endorse the rule of law and the legitimacy of key state enforcement bodies, a recent Afrobarometer survey reveals, affirming that the rule of law should and in fact does anchor democratic practices in the country. Even so, there is a widespread – and growing – belief that inequities exist in how laws are applied, with unfair advantage given to officials and the wealthy.

These findings are being released at a time of high optimism among Ghanaians that the newly appointed Special Prosecutor will ensure that officials who commit crimes are brought to book without fear or favour.