Noa warns against complacency as Namibia ranks well on corruption perception index

February 22, 2018, 6:09pm

Transparency International’s corruption perception index has ranked Namibia favorably ahead of Italy, Hungary and Greece in its 2018 survey and the corruption watch dog’s director, Paulus Noa, has said there is no need for complacency.

The index also ranks Botswana, Rwanda, Seychelles and Cabo Verde favorably among countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Added to that, Seychelles and Botswana, which score 61 and 60 respectively, do better than Spain at 57.

 “Yes, I have seen it and as you correctly put it that its Botswana Namibia and Rwanda who are actually falling among among the least corrupt countries according to Transparency International’s corruption perception index. What I need to indicate to you is that Namibia is still among the top countries in the Sadc region.” 

“And on the African continent, Namibia is still among the top, being the fourth. It’s only Botswana, Rwanda, Seychelles and Namibia. Meaning that we are still perceived to be the least corrupt country but there is no need for complacency at all,” he said in an exclusive interview with The Villager.