Transparency International ranks Rwanda among less corrupted African Countries

On 12 December 2019 at 03:45

The 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) by Transparency International has placed Rwanda at the 48th place of the 180 countries surveyed with lesser corruption cases, the least corrupt in East and Central Africa. The index ranks countries by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and business people.

Rwanda is among the less corrupted countries in Africa due to the measures that have been taken by the government so far to counter it and the intolerance towards corruption crimes.

Deputy Ombudsman, Musangabatware Clément says that the steps Rwanda has taken to eliminate corruption were complemented by the government of Rwanda significant corruption control, sensitization about how negative that vice is and the implementation of strict laws towards corruption crimes.

He mentioned that electronic bidding and online job applications made way to more transparent practices.

The determination of Rwandans to eradicate corruption was also a large contribution to the cause.

Senator Nkusi Juvenal says that Rwanda won the fight against corruption through adopting transparent practices and implementing laws that do not tolerate any form of corruption.

Those efforts were complemented by the Government of Rwanda intolerance against corruption.

However, Musangabatware finds that Rwanda still has a long way to go on the journey against corruption since we have not yet reached the desired results.

That statement is supported by a recent report by Transparency International Rwanda which shows that government institutions still have corrupted practices.

The report placed Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) at the fourth place and Rwanda National Police (RNP) at second place while Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions come at the forefront.

Another report by the Ombudsman office published in 2018/2019 discovered 45 corruption cases in public institutions.

The steps that Rwanda has taken in eliminating corruption made it that on December 9th, 2019, Rwanda hosted the International Anti-Corruption Excellence Award in partnership with the government of Qatar.

An open hand monument was placed at Kigali Convention Centre to demonstrate a country that only has transparent practices therefore cementing the Government of Rwanda fight against corruption.

Rwanda also signed an agreement allowing to be the global center for training on anti-corruption.

Rwanda also signed an agreement allowing to be the global center for training on anti-corruption