Guyana is still considered a country where there is a high level of corruption. That’s according to the 2015 report coming out of Transparency International.
The group ranks various countries on its corruption index. Guyana is ranked at 119 out of 168 on the corruption perception index. In the 2014 report, Guyana was ranked #124.
Guyana has found itself in the company of Russia, Azerbaijan and Sierra Leone.
Over the years, the country has been featured as one of the most corrupt in the Caribbean.
There have been several recommendations over the years to fight the corruption perception that remains attached to Guyana. Those recommendations include the establishment of a public procurement commission and the integrity commission. Both Commissions are still to be fully established 8 months after the new government has been in place.
While in opposition, the apnu and afc had criticized the last government over the non functioning of the two commissions.
The government has indicated that plans are afoot to fully establish both commissions