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Good Governance, transparency and the Rule of Law

Botswana has been shinning as Africa’s jewel as a result of its sound democracy. This mature democracy is enhanced by initiatives such as good governance and upholding the rule of law. The government and its officials and agents are accountable under the law. Moreover, the Laws are clear, publicized, stable and fair and protect fundamental rights, including the security of persons and property. The process by which the laws are enacted, administered and enforced is accessible, fair and efficient. The laws are upheld and access to justice is provided by competent, independent and ethical law enforcement officials, attorneys or representatives and judges, who are of sufficient number, have adequate resources and reflect the makeup of the communities they serve.

 Botswana has been Africa’s least corrupt country and held a very good position internationally. This is according to Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index. This result has been enabled by sound anti-corruption structures and judicial practices like the open court system. The Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime’s prosecution rates is considered high by international standards.