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Corruption on the rise â€" TI report

By Vision Reporter

Added 18th October 2005 03:00 AM

THE most recent international report on integrity shows that corruption is worsening in Uganda.

THE most recent international report on integrity shows that corruption is worsening in Uganda.

By Timothy Makokha

THE most recent international report on integrity shows that corruption is worsening in Uganda.

The Corruption perception Index (CPI) 2005, released by Transparency International (TI) on Monday, indicated that graft is not lessening in the country.
Uganda’s CPI score is at 2.5, while last year it stood at 2.6. The lowest the most corrupt country can score is 0, while the highest is 10.

Kenya scored 2.1, while Rwanda scored 3.1. Tanzania scored 2.9.
According to the report, the 2005 index bears witness to the double burden of poverty and corruption borne by the world’s least developed countries.

“Corruption is a major cause of poverty as well as a barrier to overcoming it,” TI chief Peter Eigen said at the launch performed simultaneously in London and Berlin.

“The two scourges feed each other, locking their populations in a cycle of misery. Corruption must be vigorously addressed if aid is to make a difference in freeing people from poverty,” he added.

Corruption on the rise – TI report

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