Malawi continues to perform poorly in fighting corruption, slipping eight steps to 120 out of 176 economies, with a score of 30, on the 2016 Corruption Perception Index released today.

According to the report by the Transparency International, in 2015, Malawi was ranked 112, two steps down from the previous year’s rank of 110.

In a press statement issued by Transparency International, 69 percent of the 176 countries on the corruption perception index with a score of below 30, including Malawi, exposes how massive and pervasive public sector corruption is around the world, which calls for urgent action.

“The lower-ranked countries in our index are plagued by untrustworthy and badly functioning public institutions like the police and judiciary. Even where anti-corruption laws are on the books, in practice they’re often skirted or ignored.

“People frequently face situations of bribery and extortion, rely on basic services that have been undermined by the misappropriation of funds, and confront official indifference when seeking redress from authorities that are on the take,” reads in part the report.

Recently President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika admitted that corruption his high in the country especially in his Cabinet.

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