TI warns about the corrupting influence of ‘big money’ in politics

Transparency International (TI) has echoed a warning that was sounded three months ago by a SADC electoral observation mission to Botswana’s 2019 general election.“Money is used to win elections, consolidate power and further personal interests,” says TI in its 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index report which was released on Thursday. “Although the African Union Convention on Preventing and Combatting Corruption has provisions to prevent corruption and encourage transparency in campaign financing, implementation is weak.”For 2019, TI’s research highlights the relationship between politics, money…

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