Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Botswana in a two step dance against corruption

First the good news: Transparency International (TI) ranks Botswana among the three least corrupt countries in sub- Saharan Africa.

Then the bad news: Botswana dropped one point and one rank in TI’s  Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2023 scoring 59 compared to 60 in 2022.

The CPI, a comprehensive measure of public sector corruption perceptions, ranks 180 countries and territories based on a scale from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean).

The report revealed that 90% of sub Saharan African countries scored under 50, with Seychelles being the top scorer with 71 followed by Cabo Verde at 64 and Botswana 59.

Indications are that Botswana’s fight against corruption has been a two step dance for the past four years.

In 2020, Botswana was ranked second in sub Saharan Africa with a score of 60 after Seychelles which scored 66.

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