Paul Kagame who has been credited for the transformation of Rwanda has addressed the corruption tag given to Africa.
The Rwandan President, Mr Paul Kagame that corruption was brought to Africa by foreigners and that the notion that bribery is a flourishing business in the continent is wrong.
Kagame while addressing an audience at the Corporate Council on Africa session on U.S-Africa relations ,said most of the corrupt acts in the continent were perpetrated by non-Africans.
“Corruption is not African, it’s just corruption. People have developed a misconception that corruption is the way of life in Africa.
“This is far from the truth,” he told the audience at the Corporate Council on Africa session on U.S.-Africa relations.
“In fact, in Africa when corruption occurs, it involves non-Africans … A lot of what happens in Africa happens around the world.
“Corruption is not African, it’s just corruption . In fact, in Africa when corruption occurs, it involves non-Africans,” he added.
A study by United Nations in March 2017 also confirms that 99.5% of cross-border corruption cases in Africa were perpetrated by non-African firms.