SIGAR vows transparency in spending US money
KABUL (Pajhwok): Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John F Spoko on Thursday said he would make joint efforts with the Afghan government to bring transparency in utilisation of US-funded money to Afghanistan.
Spoko, who called on Chief Executive Office Abdullah Abdullah at his office, said they would soon launch training programmes jointly with the Afghan government to combat corruption.
He said the anti-corruption effort would be multifaceted and serious. He praised the unity government’s latest efforts at countering administrative corruption, a statement from the CEO office said.
Spoko said the Afghan government had carried out effective measures to discourage corruption and they would work jointly with the Kabul administration to bring about transparency in using the US-funded money.
Abdullah cited efforts and activities the unity government had carried out since coming into power to combat corruption.
He said the National Procurement Committee had been assisting the anti-corruption effort, saying the government was working to empower ministries and provinces in order to speed up their activities.
The meeting also discussed the appointments of the defence minister and the attorney general. In this regard, Abdullah said the government was working in this regard keeping in mind the importance of the posts, which would be filled with eligible persons.
Spoko said the attorney general’s help with efforts to combat corruption was unparalleled and hoped the post would be filled in a timely manner.
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