WHY IT MATTERS
Transparency Internal (TI) produce a Corruption Perception Index every year. President Mnangagwa has vowed to root out corruption from the public sector. It is our job as Zimbabweans to stand with him and never condone it even if we are the beneficiaries. Below are the results of the 2016 Corruption Perception survey. The most transparent countries have a score of 100. The least have a score of zero. The perception in the world is, Zimbabwe is very corrupt with a score of 22.
According to TI, governments need to take effective action in the fight against international bribery both at the national level and through international groups. All national legislation should outlaw bribery between firms in the private sector and public sector. Governments should fully implement and enforce laws criminalizing foreign bribery and prohibiting off-book accounts, in accordance with the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and the UNCAC, and report regularly on the enforcement of these laws.
The lower-ranked countries in our index are plagued by untrustworthy and badly functioning public institutions like the police and judiciary. Even where anti-corruption laws are on the books, in practice they’re often skirted or ignored. People frequently face situations of bribery and extortion, rely on basic services that have been undermined by the misappropriation of funds, and confront official indifference when seeking redress from authorities that are on the take.
Source: Transparency International