Parties question Namibia’s ‘least corrupt’ tag
Opposition parties have questioned the rating of Namibia as one of the least corrupt African countries, while the government says it is a true reflection of what is happening on the ground. The rating was part of the 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index released by Transparency International last week. The index, which ranks 175 countries, measures the levels of public sector corruption in those countries. Namibia received a score of 49 on the corruption index, and is ranked in 55th place. Botswana is the least corrupt African economy, followed by Namibia and then South Africa. Senegal is a very close fourth. Government spokesperson and Information Minister Joel Kaapanda said the rating is impressive. “This is a very good development in the affairs of the country. It reflects on the management system and transparent manner in which the country is governed." Read the full story in today's edition.