Morocco: Morocco’s Anti-Corruption Council: COVID-19 May Exacerbate Corruption

Morocco’s Council on Probity, Prevention and Fight against Corruption (INPPLC) has warned of the amplification of the COVID-19 crisis on corruption.

The Council’s statement came in a letter outlining the situation of corruption and its development in Morocco throughout the year 2019, which the council published on January 6, National Anti-Corruption Day.

“Corruption, with its advances, constraints, and resistance to change is at the forefront of the factors that undermine the foundations of the rule of law, promote nepotism, and call into question equal opportunities and an equal distribution of wealth,” asserts Mohammed Bachir Rachdi, president of the national anti-corruption council, in the probity letter.

The Council’s letter states that efforts to fight corruption in Morocco have stagnated for more than 15 years. In the Council’s report on 2019, published in September 2020, INPPLC references Transparency International’s 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), which ranked Morocco 73rd in the world, out of 180 countries, gaining eight places and three points compared to 2017.

The original full article can be found at moroccoworldnews.com

 

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