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Tanzania CorruptionCorruption in Tanzania

In 2015, Tanzania ranked 117th (out of 168 countries) in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), reported by Transparency International (TI), an international non-governmental organization acting against corruption.

“Corruption is pervasive throughout Tanzanian society and is a serious problem across all sectors of the economy. The most affected sectors are government procurement, land administration, taxation and customs,” the Business Anti-Corruption Portal indicates.

Tanzania’s fifth phase government led by President John Magufuli is committed to truly eliminate the problem of corruption in the country.

President Magufuli has already dismissed several senior government officials, including the head of the government’s anti-graft body, the country’s top tax chief, a senior rail official and the head of the country’s port authority.

Ali Mufuruki, co-founder and chairman of the CEO Roundtable of Tanzania, a policy dialogue forum that brings together more than 100 CEOs of leading companies in the country, explained that “this government has managed to sustain the pressure on corruption for 12 months now.”