TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL UGANDA: CORRUPTION PERCEPTION INDEX (CPI) 2019 RESULTS
23rd January, 2020 – Uganda. Corruption has been identified all over the world as an impediment to development and if not checked has dire consequences not only to the economy but also to the lives of citizens. However, much as it is a global problem it affects different Countries differently. Needless to say poor democratic and governance practices have been known to exacerbate the effects of corruption.
With support from the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF), Transparency International Uganda hosted a dissemination workshop to share results of the 2019 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) on Thursday, 23rd January 2020 at Hotel Africana. Each year, Transparency International the global coalition against corruption generates the CPI which scores and ranks countries/territories based on how corrupt a Country’s public sector is perceived to be by experts and business executives.
Uganda’s score remains low and currently ranks 149 with the score of 26. This is attributed to; Government failure to prosecute the corrupt public officials, political patronage, ineffective and poorly resourced institutions, social acceptance of the vice and the culture of impunity, among others. These and many more have led to unequal opportunities for all and have created a vicious circle between corruption, unequal distribution of power and inequalities in the distribution of wealth, it is still far too easy for the rich and powerful to exploit the opaqueness of the global financial systems to enrich themselves at the expense of the public good.
“In many Countries, people are deprived of their most basic needs and end up going to bed hungry every night because of corruption, while the powerful and corrupt enjoy lavish lifestyles with impunity,” said Jose Ugaz, former Chair of Transparency International
“Let’s have the service delivery in our public institutions streamlined to curb corruption.” Said Gideon Badagawa, Executive Director, PSFU. He added that the private sector will continue speaking up to stop corruption, and support in facilitating the relevant institutions to enforce and implement corruption laws.
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