‘More talk than action on corruption’
Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) director, Graham Hopwood, says “there seems to be more talk than action on corruption in Namibia” and “when action is taken it can often be delayed or ineffective”.
He also said it is his perception that large sections of the public have lost faith in the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
Hopwood was responding to the recently released 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) in which Namibia ranked 53rd out of 180 countries globally and fifth in Africa.
Transparency International (TI) has published the CPI since 1996, annually ranking countries “by their perceived levels of corruption, as determined by expert assessments and opinion surveys”.
The CPI generally defines corruption as “the misuse of public power for private benefit”.