While we battle corruption in Nigeria, it is the of importance to note that worldwide, the leading cause of poverty in the globe is corruption! Countries and their leaders waste resources that are meant to serve as succor to the masses, most especially during this period.
This incidence is so alarming and demands attention from the different governments. The list of corrupt countries is largely dominated by nations from Latin America, but some African countries are tirelessly working to squeeze in the top ten list. Below is a list of countries ranked as the most corrupt in the world;
In terms of definition, corruption is the wrong use of power in order to acquire personal benefits at the expense of the public. The leading most corrupt nation is Colombia, which has been stated by the United States of America news as the leading corrupt country. A whopping $14 billion yearly is lost in Colombia due to corruption-related issues. This has caused the nation to have widespread protests as catfight for anti-corruption.
Additionally, Mexico has been identified as the second most corrupt country. This is a nation well known for its huge number of drug cartels in the country. Another shocking country is Russia which last year was at the 12th position but has moved to the 10th position. A positive thing about this nation is that it is very developed and many citizens are living comfortably. Here is the list of the top 10 most corrupt countries:
It is quite disheartening to see developing countries on the list for the top 10 most corrupt countries in the world. Ghana is the leading in Africa which is the 3rd followed by Kenya which is 8th in the ranking globally. While corruption goes on in the world, the poor suffer the most as a result of the corruption. We can only urge nations to continually fight against corruption. One most encouraging thing however concerning all these countries in the top 10 most corrupt, the president’s are all fighting hard against corruption, bravo! They should take the war on corruption however to the next level so as to end it once and for all.
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