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US has failed to curb Afghan graft: SIGAR

US has failed to curb Afghan graft: SIGAR

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Sep 13, 2014 - 12:02

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The US Special Inspector General for Afghanistaninfo-icon Reconstructioninfo-icon (SIGAR) says Washington has spent $104 billion in the country, but failed to eliminate corruption and mismanagement.

John F. Sopko made the allegation during a speech at the Gorge Washington University on Friday. Funding to Afghanistan had been unique spending in the US history, he observed.

Sopko believed that rampant corruption and the drug business had halted long-term projects and development in Afghanistan despite the massive funding flows into the war-torn country.

He added the US and its partners had provided 60 percent of funds for Afghanistan’s annul budget. He alleged Afghanistan had miserably failed to eliminate administrative corruption.  

Sopko said US knew Afghanistan was the most corrupt county, even though it was providing billions of dollars in aid.

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