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Uganda launched a five-year strat­egy to com­bat the evil that is hem­or­rhag­ing state re­sources - cor­rup­tion. Si­mon Lokodo, Min­is­ter of State for Ethics and In­tegrity, said the gov­ern­ment is com­mit­ted to fight­ing the malaise. Al­though Uganda is said to have the best laws and poli­cies to curb cor­rup­tion, im­ple­men­ta­tion has proved a chal­lenge. The ob­sta­cles in­clude low pub­lic par­tic­i­pa­tion in fight­ing cor­rup­tion, lim­ited ca­pac­ity of the in­sti­tu­tions man­dated to fight cor­rup­tion and in­ad­e­quate co­or­di­na­tion among anti-cor­rup­tion in­sti­tu­tions. Trans­parency In­ter­na­tional’s 2014 Cor­rup­tion Per­cep­tions In­dex saw Uganda drop 10 places from 130th in 2013, scor­ing 26 out of a pos­si­ble 100.

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