Transparency International - Sierra Leone
The Global Coalition against Corruption - Fighting Corruption in Sierra Leone
Transparency International Global Movement to launch the TI 2015 Corruption PERCEPTION INDEX (CPI)
TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL SECRETARIAT BERLIN, GERMANY
LAUNCHES ITS 2015 CORRUPTION PERCEPTION INDEX (CPI)
SIERRA LEONE RANK 119 AND SCORES 29 OUT OF 100
Today 27th January 2016, Transparency International Sierra Leone joins her counterparts in the 2015 CPI Sierra Leone’s ranks and scores were derived from the following institutions:
- The African Development Bank Country Performance Ratings.
- The Bertelsmann Transformation Index by the Bertelsmann Foundation.
- The Country Risk Service and Country Forecast.
- The Global Insight Country Risk Rating
- Political Risk Services International country Risk Guide
- World Bank Country performance and Institutional Assessment.
The CPI 2015 result for Sierra Leone indicates that Sierra Leone needs to make conscious effort towards improving its scores. It could be recalled that for over four years now Sierra Leone continues to be ranked between 29 and 31 in terms of its scores in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI).
Today, Corruption continues to be prevalent in the society. Notably, the Special Audit Report of the Use of the Ebola Funds, clearly revealed how entrenched corruption is in the public sector and how this has engulfed the private sector and civil society
On a weekly basis also TI-SL has observed that newspapers constantly carry reports of alleged corruption. In our opinion there is no way we can continue to do things the same way and expect different results.
TI-SL has also realized that although tremendous efforts have been made by government to promote Anti-Corruption efforts however, public officials, private business, etc have continue to be corrupt.
We therefore urge the government officials at all levels to show a high level of integrity and patriotism in the execution of their duties and to demonstrate the willingness to curb corruption, to ensure that the development, process will be meaningful to every Sierra Leonean.
We also urge the general citizenry and civil society organizations to be more proactive and supportive in the fight against corruption, to refrain from any act that could condone it and to report any such known act.
The Government must also intensify its efforts especially through the enforcement of the Anti-Corruption Legislations and ensure that there are no ‘Sacred Cows’. The general citizenry must take all measures to avoid condoning or promoting corruption acts.
For further information contact TI-SL Office at 20 Dundas Street or on 079060985.
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