No procurement contract for graft-tainted firms: Yari
KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Procurement Committee (NPC) on Monday warned that companies involved in corruption would not be allowed to participate in the biding process for future procurement contracts.
NPC Director Yama Yari told reporters in Kabul the Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) had been informed about their achievements.
The second SOM summit with Afghan officials was recently conducted in Kabul to evaluate progress Afghanistan has made on its commitments with the international community at the last Tokyo Conference. The meeting was attended by representatives from 70 countries and organisations.
Yari said introducing electronic system, amending the procurement law, developing a system and a mechanism for transparent conduct of procurement procedures and the country’s economic development were the main demands of the international community from Afghanistan, which had been met.
He said work on the e-procurement system had already been started and the relevant law amended through a legislative decree of the president.
According to Yari, the amended law would help control corruption, embezzlement and other illegal activities to a great extent and would make the procurement process transparent.
He said the NPC had banned 28 logistic companies for five years and referred them to the attorney’s office following their involvement in embezzlement and corruption.
He lamented corruption had become a common practice and it was the responsibility of every Afghan to raise their voice against it.
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