Businessmen in the North are worried about corruption and favoritism, a survey conducted by the Friedrich Ebert foundation shows.
The survey was publicized today in TRNC media. In total, 373 members of the business sector in the north participated and were asked to express their views on corruption.
According to the results, 89% of them said that corruption and favoritism are the biggest problems in society. Also, 49% of them said they believe that favoritism takes place in leasing “state” land and buildings and 48% said that there is favoritism in “government” job promotions.
More than half of the participants (55%) said that “state services” and “ministries” use their power for personal or partisan reasons, 58% said that politicians are corrupt, 54% said that parties are corrupt and 46% said that “higher state officials” are corrupt.
The survey concludes by saying that corruption in the North increased compared to last year and that there are no “state mechanisms” to fight it.