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Kyrgyzstanis again call Customs Service most corrupt state agency

Kyrgyzstanis for the second year in a row called the State Customs Service the most corrupt state agency. The Population Confidence Index published by the National Statistical Committee of Kyrgyzstan says.

The Kyrgyzstanis estimated the total level of corruption in the country at 14.5 points. Leaders of the corruptness ranking went into negative in estimation.

The population confidence index was estimated in points — from −100 to +100. The higher is the score, the higher is the confidence. Respondents were asked three questions: «How much do you trust a certain state body?», «How do you assess the level of corruption in it?» and «How do you generally assess its activities?»

So, the Customs Service turned out to be the most corrupt state body (- 15.8 points). Note, for six months of 2017, the department’s positions were 0.2 points higher.

In addition, the State Service for Punishment Execution (-11.2 points), the Ministry of Health (-9.9 points) and the Ministry of Internal Affairs (8 points) turned out to be among the most corrupt state agencies. The State Service for Combating Economic Crimes (0.2 points) and the State Agency for Architecture, Construction, Housing and Communal Services (0.5 points) have the rates that are slightly above zero.

In the first half of 2018, not a single agency managed to score even 40 points in the fight against corruption.

At the same time, according to Kyrgyzstanis, the State Agency for Youth Affairs (39 points), the local state administrations (37.9 points), the State Committee for Information Technologies and Communications (37 points), the Ministry of Culture, Information and Tourism (33.6 points), the offices of the plenipotentiary representatives of the government in the regions (33.1 points) and the State Agency for Local Self-Government Affairs (32.1 points) are the least corrupt.