Rwanda Bribery Index: Private sector among most corrupt sectors

On 13 December 2017 at 11:03

Corruption in private sector stands at 9.06%, which makes it to be among the most corrupt sectors in Rwanda, a new report by Transparency International (TI) Rwanda has revealed.

The yearly report dubbed ‘Rwanda Bribery Index’ in a survey carried among 2,385 people between 18 and 60 shows that bribe has generally been reduced.

According to the report, bribery increased in Traffic Police to 11.67%, energy services to 9.19%, private sector 9.06% and 8.22% in Universities.

The Executive Secretary of TI Rwanda, Apollinaire Mupiganyi said that corruption has reduced in Rwanda as it is ranked 3rd in Africa and 50th globally among less corrupt countries.

He said though much has been done, they should not tolerate some institutions where corruption still appears.

“Currently corruption stands at 24% from 24.5% in 2016, nothing big has changed. What has been changed is the amount of money one should provide to get a service. The average is Rwf36,000,” he said

The Deputy Commissioner General of Police, Juvenal Marizamunda said that in Police, they have put in place particular measures to fight corruption.

“We have taken tough measures, whoever is caught involving in corruption cases is expelled from Police Services and prosecuted. We have also established Police Special Force for fighting corruption and we hope that in partnership with other institutions, corruption will be routed out,” he said.