Malawi’s corruption ranking worries expert

The Center for Social Accountability and Transparency says it is not surprising to see Malawi ranked at position 30 on the 2020 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) which was released by Transparency International.

The report shows that Malawi has actually dropped with seven points since 2012.

In an interview with this website, executive director for the organization Willy Kambwandira said there is need for government to fast-track the process of developing guidelines for the Access to Information (ATI) so that issues of corruption can be dealt with.

Kambwandira says governments delay in pursuing cases of corruption further is also giving room for more corrupt practices to continue.

He however said all is not lost as a country we have an opportunity to ensure that we walk the path in the fight against corruption by among other things facilitating the process of developing and implementing guidelines in the ATI so that Malawians access public information and trace elements of corruption.

CPI is an Index which ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and business people.

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