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Ugandans see increasing levels of corruption, report having to pay pay bribes to get public services, Afrobarometer survey shows

26 Aug 2021 Uganda

A majority of Ugandans say the level of corruption in the country increased last year, according to a recent Afrobarometer survey.

While somewhat fewer citizens see increasing corruption than in previous survey rounds, many Ugandans still report having to pay bribes to obtain public services.

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.