Admin corruption close to zero: Mujahid

KABUL (Ariana News): The Islamic Emirate’s spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid says the caretaker government has eradicated corruption in all government institutions and efforts are underway to eradicate corruption in non-governmental sectors as well.

Marking International Anti-Corruption Day in Kabul, Mujahid said: “While corruption is close to zero, in the lower levels maybe unworthy people commit corruption, but the struggle is still ongoing.”

“But the fact that there is no corruption in huge contracts, there is no corruption in the country’s ports, there is no corruption in the tax departments, there is general transparency and there is still no corruption in various governance interactions, means that the struggle has taken place,” he stressed.

Some officials from ministries also said that they have eradicated corruption in all financial and economic sectors of the country, and regular monitoring against this continues.

“When we eradicated corruption, more than 80 percent of our companies were reactivated. The main and basic reason for this is the elimination of corruption,” said Abdulsalam Jawad Akhundzada, a spokesman for the Ministry of Industry and Commerce.

Meanwhile, members of the private sector have confirmed the elimination of corruption in the economic and financial sectors of the country, saying that everything is dealt with transparently.

“The former problem of corruption, bribery and lawlessness has disappeared and transparency has been established in most places, especially in the tax, customs, tendering and procurement departments,” said Khanjan Alkozi, a member of ACCI.

According to experts, there was huge administrative corruption in the previous government and this caused problems in the governance process.