The United Nations (UN) General Assembly by resolution 58/4 of 31st October 2003, designated 9th December as the International Anti- Corruption Day. A number of African countries including Uganda, ratified this day. The day was designated for global observance to promote awareness about the dangers of corruption, and how to prevent and combat it. For over a decade, anti-corruption agencies, organizations and individual actors in Uganda have commemorated the International Anti-Corruption Week which ends today December 9th 2020, the official International Anti-Corruption Day.
Corruption is a complex social, political and economic phenomenon that affects all. It undermines democratic institutions, slows economic development and contributes to governmental instability. Corruption attacks the foundation of democratic institutions by distorting electoral processes, perverting the rule of law and creating bureaucratic quagmires whose only reason for existing is the soliciting of bribes.