THE POLICE have been named as the most corrupt government institution in a nationwide research that was made public yesterday. This is contained in the Annual Corruption report released by the Inspectorate of Government in collaboration with the Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC) of Makerere University.
In her report titled ‘THE THIRD ANNUAL REPORT ON TRACKING CORRUPTION TRENDS IN UGANDA’ that was launched by the Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanya at African Hotel in Kampala, the police retained its top position. The report indicates that bribery prevalence within the force reduced from 57.4% to 48% in a space of a year.
While accusing its officials of gross corruption, the judiciary followed suit with its bribery prevalence reducing from 49.4% in 2011 to 24.8% in 2012. The other institutions also mentioned are the medical services and education institutions. Speaking at the launch IGG Irene Mulyagonja noted the country was still behind in good governance and accountability
When contacted for comment, in her damage control Police mouthpiece, Judith Nabakooba rubbished Mulyagonja’s report saying it was not conclusive and binding. “The IGG is not on ground. The researchers are not serious people. The findings are a total bias,” said Nabakooba.