Transparency International ranks Tanzania the 2nd least corrupt country in East Africa

Transparency International ranks Tanzania the 2nd least corrupt country in East Africa

Tanzania ranked as the second least corrupt in East Africa in 2022, according to a new report by Transparency International (T.I), a global movement working in over 100 countries to end the injustice of corruption.

The report was released on Tuesday, January 32, 2022 corruption Perception Index (CPI) ranked 180 countries and territories around the world by their perceived levels of public sector corruption, scoring on a scale of zero (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean)

Transparency International’s 2022 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) puts Somalia on top of the table of the most corrupt countries in Sub-Saharan Africa followed by South Sudan and Burundi.

Out of 100% marks Somalia scores (12%), South Sudan (13%) and Burundi (17%) in a region where the average score is 32%.

Tanzania scored (38%), Kenya (32%), Uganda (26%) and Rwanda (51%) which is this case is the least corrupt corrupt country in the EAC followed by Tanzania.

Among other things, it showed that the average has remained unchanged for the over a decade just 43% out of 100%, as more than two-thirds of the countries scored below 50%, while 26 others fell to their lowest scores yet.

Countries with least corruption globally include Denmark which ranks first with a 90%, Finland and New Zealand in the second and third position respectively with an 87% score each, while Norway comes forth with an 84%, and Singapore the fifth with 83%

Worst performers in Africa include South Sudan which ranks 180th out of the 180 countries surveyed globally, Somalia which came 170th, and Burundi and Equatorial Guinea both ranked 171st out of 18o countries.

Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya, Angola, Ivory Coast and Senegal, have recorded significant improvement over the past years, gaining 14 points on the CPI since 2018.

Within region, only three countries have improved, Tanzania (38), Kenya (32) and Ethiopia (38).

Despite Tanzania being the second least corrupt country in Tanzania, it has dropped by one point from 2021 scoring 39 and ranked 87, while in 2022 scored 38 and ranked 94.

However, Botswana, Seychelles and Cape Verde continue to lead as shining examples of the least corrupt countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.