18 February 2013

East Africa: Dar es Salaam Ranks Second in EA Anti-Corruption Drive

Dar es Salaam — Tanzania has been ranked second after Rwanda for the least corrupt countries in the East African region according to the Transparent International (TI) corruption index that has been carried out for the last 15 years.

Uganda came third while Kenya and Burundi came fourth and fifth respectively.

According to the Director General of Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) Dr Edward Hosea, Rwanda has managed to rank first due to its firm stance on fighting against corruption in their country.

Dr Hosea said that for any country to manage the fight against corruption it has to have a strong leadership that does not tolerate corruption.

It should also have a good history of free from corruption leadership.

"Tanzania need to have a court that will be responsible for dealing with corruption cases as it is in Kenya and Sierra Leone," said Hosea.

He argues that this would make corruption cases be easily dealt with.

Hosea stressed that it is important for the country to entrust PCCB with corruption cases so that they can be involved in both investigations and prosecutions.

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