By Martha Nakimuli
Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance has ranked Uganda the 18th well governed state out of 52 African countries.
The report released in Monday indicates that Uganda has shown biggest improvement in the category of Human Development. Human Development measures welfare, education and health since 2000.
The report shows that Uganda ranked highest in the category Participation and Human Rights and ranked lowest in the category Safety & Rule of Law where she was put at 27 out of 52.
Mauritius topped the list with Botswana and Cape Verde in second and third positions respectively.
No East African Community (EAC) member state made it to the top ten; Rwanda ranked 15th,Tanzania 17th, Uganda 18th with Burundi appearing at the 40th position.
Somalia has appeared at position 52.
The Ibrahim Index of African Governance is an analysis by Mo Ibrahim Foundation aimed at checking the level of governance of African countries.
According to the Foundation, the index provides a framework for citizens, governments, institutions and business to assess the delivery of goods and services, and policy outcomes, across every country on the continent.
No country has been awarded the Sh438.4 million Mo Ibrahim Prize for the second consecutive year since Cape Verde’s former president Pedro Verona Pires won the prize in 2011.
Others who have won the prize in the past include Botswana’s former-president Festus Mogae in 2008 and Mozambique’s Joaquim Chissano in 2007.