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New Report Names Uganda Among Most Corrupt Countries

 Anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International published Wednesday its latest global corruption perceptions index.

The index, which ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and business people, uses a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean.
Uganda has maintained the same position in the international corruption rankings. Last year, the country was at position 151, the same this year, scoring 26 percent.

In East Africa, Rwanda is the best ranked and globally ranked 48, Tanzania came second at number 103 globally, Kenya third and ranked 143 globally. Uganda forth at 151 and Burundi is ranked 157 globally. South Sudan and Somalia are the most corrupt countries ranked 179 and 180 globally respectively. This means that Uganda is the 3rd most corrupt country in the East African Community.

New Zealand and Denmark rank highest with scores of 89 and 88 respectively. This means they are the less corrupt countries in the world.

The worst performing regions are Sub-Saharan Africa (average score 32) and Eastern Europe and Central Asia (average score 34).

TOP 10 LESS Corrupt Countries
1. New Zealand 89 points
2. Denmark 88
3. Finland, Norway, Switzerland, equal at 85
6. Singapore, Sweden 84
8. Canada, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Britain 82
12. Germany 81

Taddewo William Senyonyi
William is a seasoned business and finance journalist. He is also an agripreneur and a coffee enthusiast.

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