Rwanda  still   the least corrupt country in the East African Community by far!

The 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index, published by Transparency International, 29 January 2019 for 180 countries confirms Rwanda remains the  least corrupt country in East Africa.

Rwanda has improved by one point, to score 56 out of 100, making it one of the five least corrupt countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Seychelles is the best, scoring 66 out of 100, followed by Botswana and Cape Verde, with 61 and 57 respectively. Denmark and New Zealand top the index globally with 88 and 87 points. Somalia, South Sudan and Syria are at the bottom of the index, with only 10, 13 and 13 points.

“Scoring one point in Transparency International’s global index is a huge achievement. Rwanda’s improved score was based on aspects like free movement of people, ease of online application and of doing business,” said Immacule Ingabire, the Chairperson of Transparency International Rwanda.

Delia Ferreira Rubio, the Chair of Transparency International adds: “Corruption is much more likely to flourish where democratic foundations are weak and, as we have seen in many countries, undemocratic and populist politicians can use it to their advantage.”

Hilaire Muhire, RIG