Launch of CPI 2023: ANCE calls on government to strengthen anti-corruption efforts
This year’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) shows mixed results in Africa, with significant improvements in a few countries. However, most African countries experienced stagnation, maintaining the region’s consistently poor performance, with an unaltered regional average score of 33 out of 100. Ninety per cent of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa scored under 50.
Despite a regional survey ranking corruption as one of the most important issues African populations want their governments to address, the CPI 2023 shows that sub-Saharan African countries still have a long way to go in their anti-corruption efforts.
ANCE, while congratulating the government on the efforts already undertaken in promoting this anti-corruption efforts, calls on the government to speed up implementation of the National Strategy for the Prevention and Fight against Corruption and Related Offences (SNPLCIA, 2023-2027). This consensual document provides for, among others, the strengthening of the legal and institutional framework, the strengthening of preventive and repressive measures, the strengthening of the integrity of the private sector, the strengthening of citizen participation, and the establishment of a rigorous monitoring system for corruption indicators.
ANCE reaffirms its commitment to cooperating with the government to reduce and even eradicate this scourge in our country.