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Ugandans increasingly critical of government performance in fighting corruption, see reporting corruption as risky

26 Aug 2021 Uganda

Ugandans are increasingly dissatisfied with their government’s performance in fighting corruption, according to Afrobarometer survey findings.

Seven in 10 Ugandans say their government is performing “fairly badly” or “very badly” in combating corruption.

More than three-quarters of Ugandans believe that citizens who report corruption to the authorities risk retaliation or other negative consequences

Government anti-corruption efforts, including the establishment of the Inspector General of Government’s office and a statehouse anti-corruption unit, have not persuaded the public that the level of corruption in the country is decreasing. A corruption-free Uganda is one of five targets that President Yoweri Museveni has tasked his new cabinet with focusing on over the next five years.