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Seychelles ranked Africa’s least corrupt nation – 2022 CPI

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Seychelles has maintained its high rating for the sub-Saharan African area within the Transparency Worldwide Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) launched on Tuesday.

The island nation retained the place for the fifth consecutive yr and twenty third rating globally attained in 2022 with 70 factors as soon as once more.

Denmark outperformed Finland and took first place with 90 factors. Finland and New Zealand are second and third with 87 factors every.

The CPI report charges the notion of corruption within the public sector utilizing a scale of 0 to 100, the place 0 is extremely corrupt and 100 is clear. Seychelles stayed in twenty third place globally like in 2021 with a rating of 70 factors. 

The island state once more outperformed main Western democracies like america, which did higher than final yr and climbed to twenty fourth place with a rating of 69 factors.

The commissioner of the Anti-Corruption Fee of Seychelles, (ACCS), Might De Silva, mentioned in a press assertion that that is excellent news for the islands.

“We’re due to this fact delighted that this constructive motion and our tireless efforts to root out corruption by our dedicated workers and the supportive public has been recognised and that we’re in a position to preserve our international place because the twenty third least corrupt nation on the planet and stay the least corrupt nation in Africa,” mentioned de Silva in a report by seychellesnewsagency.