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UNDER TSHISEKEDI: Corruption Has Become “A Culture Acquired By The Majority” Of The Congolese Population

The Congolese Anti-Corruption League (LICOCO) has criticized the persistence of corrupt practices in several sectors of government in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

In a press statement released on January 18 2024, LICOCO have noted with regret the latest report from Transparency International in which the DRC is among 15 most corrupt countries in the world in 2023 with a score of 20% on the Corruption Perception Index for the year 2023.

LICOCO regret that the situation in the DRC remains static in the area of ​​the fight against corruption which undermines the education, health and political sectors.

According to LICOCO, the scourge is hugely contributes to the DRC’s poor performance, particularly in the security field, in a context of aggression by Rwanda which supports the M23 in the east of the country.

According to LICOCO, corruption significantly affected the outcome and credibility the 20 December 2023.

For the case of the elections for example, LICOCO also regret that the judicial authorities did not critically deal with the acts of fraud, even after the cancellation of the votes of more than 80 candidates for national deputy by the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI).

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