Tolo News: Angry relatives questioned government’s ability to keep the people safe and asked how insurgents breach secure areas such as mosques? “Who should we complain to? No one was here to help us. There were no ambulances. This is not a government, this is a corrupt government,” one resident said. “Government is involved in this
WASHINGTON, August 1 (Sputnik) – The Kabul government has pushed back on a US plan to overhaul anti-corruption efforts amid the complete failure of Afghan courts and the attorney general’s office to counter government fraud and graft, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) said in a report. “SIGAR recommends the Afghan government consider…
Tolo News: A probe has found that despite repeated calls for quality control measures and monitoring systems to be enforced in the oil and gas sector, no such systems have yet been established. The investigation also found that government institutions involved in the purchase and import process lack the necessary information to ensure standards are
Ariana: “We consider the current voter registration as incomplete, it makes way for corruption, fraud and crisis because this process is not accurate and the government and the election commission have wasted millions of dollars in this regard,” said Asadullah Sadati, a representative of Wahdat-e-Millie party. Click here to read more (external link). Related Top political
Ariana: The parliament audit commission says it will refer acting mayor of Kabul, Abdullah Habibzai to the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) over corruption charges. Head of the commission Hafiz Mansoor on Wednesday said that based on residents’ complaints, the acting Mayor Habibzai has changed the master plan of Kabul’s Dasht-e-Barchi area, and that [he] embezzled a
Tolo News: When asked for comment, the IEC acknowledged that the transfer of records from one office to another was against the law. They said the commission will investigate the report. Residents have also claimed that other unlawful activities are being carried out around elections in the province. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Former Minister of Communications and Information Technology Abdul Razaq Wahidi on Monday appeared before a special tribunal after being accused of corruption and misuse of authority. The special tribunal is expected to determine its findings soon but no date has been set for its final verdict. Monday’s hearing was however adjourned to Friday. Wahidi
Ariana: Former Energy and Water Minister Ali Ahmad Osmani on Sunday accused the Presidential Palace (ARG) of power monopoly. The transfer of authorities from legal institutions into the office of [President’s] advisors based on nepotism have paralyzed the objective processes of governance in most of the institutions,” Osmani told reporters at a press conference in Kabul.
1TV: Ghani was speaking during a ceremony to launch mass recruitment exam for teacher positions and posts in the education ministry in Loya Jirga tent in Kabul. The president said that open competition ensures confidence and equality between men and women. Click here to read more (external link). Related 30,000 Candidates Compete For Teaching Posts
Ariana: A number of Afghan parliamentarians on Monday session accused the government of acting against the national interests of the country, saying the President’s actions are more destructive than the activities of terrorist groups in the war-torn country. “The President is deceiving the whole nation with his lies,” said Hamayoun Hamayoun, First Deputy Speaker of the House.