Uganda is ranked 24th most peaceful nation in Africa and 111th globally, according to the 2015 Global Peace Index.
The Vision of Humanity report says Tanzania is more peaceful than Uganda, ranking at 10th position in Africa.
Congo comes after Uganda in 25th position, Burundi at 34th, Kenya at 35 and Rwanda at 38th.
South Sudan’s ranking (44th) declined by only three places, but this was on top of by far the sharpest fall in the 2014 GPI.
It remains embroiled in the civil conflict that broke out in December 2013, and which has thus far proved immune to numerous peace efforts.
In Sub Saharan Africa, Mauritius tops the table of 10 most peaceful countries, followed by Botswana, Namibia, Senegal, Malawi, Ghana, Zambia, Sierra Leone, Lesotho and Tanzania in 10th position.
According to the report, Uganda spends almost US$ 3Billion (US$ 80 per person) on maintaining peace in the nation.
The President has been recently speaking on how Uganda is one of the most peaceful countries in the world.
He has been urging Ugandans to defend and utilise the peace to improve household incomes.
Addressing a public rally at Nakibulu zone of Budaka Town Council in Budaka district this week, Museveni said “there is peace in the whole country now”.
“NRM has done its part because we have defeated all those who wanted to disorganize the country. What we are doing, in the meantime, is to encourage our people on self-employment, especially in agriculture,” he said.
Museveni is currently in Eastern Uganda on Wealth Creation Campaign a part of the NRM Government’s programme to ensure food and income security in homesteads in the country.
Full report here: http://bit.ly/1JXJAzv