On June 15, at the meeting held in Senate of Oliy Majlis, chairman Nigmatilla Yuldashev revealed several data on government officials abusing their entitlements and corruptions among them.
In particular, Uzbekistan gained 23 points out of 100 at Corruption Perceptions Index 2018 announced by Transparency International. It was one point more than that of 2017. Despite that, Uzbekistan one lined down and ranked 158th among 180 countries.
Chairman of Senate cited the results of the survey on corruption, conducted by “Ijtimoiy Fikr” the center for the study of public opinion. 66,5 percent of participants of the survey consider that corruption is widespread in Uzbekistan. Approximately 17 percent told corruption can be seen everywhere and every field. 29 percent surveyees consider one in two government officials is engaged in corruption.
“26 percent people surveyed attribute the main cause of corruption to measures being taken to combat corruption are devoid of transparency, openness, and involvement of mass media to make a coverage of corruption”- said chairman Nigmatulla Yuldashev