Trust in political institutions is on the decline in Namibia, Afrobarometer survey shows

Popular trust in the president, National Assembly, and institutions of law and order has declined sharply in Namibia, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey.

While a majority of Namibians still say they trust the president, the army, the police, and courts of law “somewhat” or “a lot,” these proportions have dropped by double digits over the past five years.

The same is true for the Electoral Commission of Namibia, which is trusted “a lot” by just one in five Namibians.