Namibia drops marginally on corruption index

Namibia has been ranked 58 out of 180 countries, dropping one place over the last year, on the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2021 by Transparency International.

The country scored 49, down 2 points compared to prior year. However, despite the marginal dipping on the international ranking, Namibia retains its 6th position in Africa.

The annual index ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption. It uses a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean.

With a score of 66, the Seychelles consistently earns top marks in the region, followed by Botswana (60) and Cabo Verde (58).

At the bottom of the index are Sudan (16), Somalia (12) and South Sudan (12).

“To reverse the region’s position as the worst performing on the CPI, governments in Sub-Saharan Africa must take decisive action, particularly in those economies already weakened by the ongoing economic recession stemming from COVID-19. Rather than add pledges, countries must enforce numerous existing anti-corruption commitments, including Agenda 2063, the transformative agenda of the African Union for inclusive growth and sustainable development,” read part of the report released on Tuesday.

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