A report released by the United Nations has ranked Ugandans as the happiest people in the East African region.
The report named the world Happiness Report 2021 by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network shows that Uganda ranked 83rd globally.
In East African community, Kenya followed at 86th while Tanzania at 94th globally. Statistics show that Rwanda ranked 147th and its citizens are the most unhappy people in this region.
The report focused on the effects of COVID-19 and how this pandemic has affected people’s social and economic well-being.
The research also focused on the basic freedoms that people in these countries have.
The report revealed that the research also focused on levels of corruption and the performance of these economies in terms of Gross Domestic Products (GDP)
Overall, Finland was ranked the happiest country in the world while Mauritius Island ranked the happiest in Africa polling 44th globally whereas Afghanistan ranked the most unhappy globally.
Zimbabwe polled the unhappy in Africa as it was ranked 148 in Africa.