With this position, Uganda trails neighbours Rwanda at 37th position, Kenya (102nd) and Tanzania (93rd). Kenya and Rwanda improved by three places each while Tanzania stayed in the same position as last year. Burundi and South Sudan were not ranked.
Uganda ranks near the last on corruption
Uganda is trailing its neighbours in the region in the just-released
2020 rule of law rankings.
The rankings done by the World Justice Project puts Uganda at 117th position
out of 128 countries ranked. This is a deterioration from the 115 positions
that Uganda was ranked at last year.
The World Justice Project is an international civil society organization with
the stated mission of working to advance the rule of law around the world.
With this position, Uganda trails neighbours Rwanda at 37th position, Kenya
(102nd) and Tanzania (93rd). Kenya and Rwanda improved by three places each
while Tanzania stayed in the same position as last year. Burundi and South
Sudan were not ranked.
According to the authors of the report, effective rule of law reduces
corruption, combats poverty and disease, and protects people from injustices
large and small.
The report is important because it is followed by serious investors as a way of
due diligence before they commit their money.
The report notes that investors “would probably think twice before investing in
a country where corruption is rampant, property rights are ill-defined, and
contracts are difficult to enforce.”
Also, “Uneven enforcement of regulations, corruption, insecure property rights,
and ineffective means to settle disputes undermine legitimate business and
deter both domestic and foreign investment.”
For Uganda, it is a blow to government especially at a time when government
choruses the fact that it has restored the rule of law.