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RS Launches Anti-Corruption Symposium In Herat

October 15

Date: 15 OCTOBER, 2017. The symposium was launched to share the experiences of government’s institutions in the fight against endemic corruption in public offices.

NATO’s Resolute Support (RS) mission in Afghanistan launched an anti-corruption symposium in Herat province on Friday.

Special Court Soon to Begin Dealing with Land Grabbing Issues: Presidency

news18sep2September 12, 2017: A special court soon will begin addressing the land grabbing issues in the country, following a new anti-corruption strategy which due to be finalized within next week, the Presidential Palace (ARG) said Tuesday.

ACJC Slaps Travel Ban On Dozens Of Officials Accused Of Graft

october02  Date: 27 SEPTEMBER 2017. The majority of these cases are of officials linked to the national unity government, said the AGO. However the identities of the officials have not been disclosed.

According to the ACJC 75 officials have had travel bans imposed against them while 40 of them have been suspended pending investigations. Officials from the Anti-Corruption Criminal Justice Center (ACJC) on Wednesday announced that the anti-corruption body has slapped travel bans on dozens of government officials suspected of being involved in corruption.

Graft alleged in education, population census depts

news18sep1Sep 12, 2017: UNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Some youth in northern Kunduz province have accused the departments of education and population census of massive corruption, saying posts of teachers and principles are being sold.

Speaker of Wolesi Jirga Rejects Corruption Allegations

oct2 02Date: 27 SEPTEMBER 2017. This comes two weeks after TOLOnews revealed that over the past five years, more than 50 million Afs has been spent on rent for a house and office for Ibrahimi.

Speaker of Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi has rejected allegations of corruption, saying he has never done anything that could tarnish the image of parliament.

Procurement Law Does Not Meet Needs of Energy Projects: Osmani

aug2017 4Aug 8, 2017: Afghanistan loses 175 cubic meters of water monthly due to constant delays in the construction of Kamal Khan dam.
The procurement law does not meet the requirements of mega energy projects in the country and causes major challenges for investment in Afghanistan, the Minister of water and energy Ali Ahmad Osmani said on Tuesday.

IEC Site Chief Resigns Amid Graft Allegations


17th September 2017:  Sources from the IEC said Qalamyar’s case will be sent to the Attorney General’s Office for further investigation.

A Site Operations Chief for the Independent Election Commission (IEC) Qalamyar, on Sunday told TOLOnews that he has resigned from his post and called for a full investigation into the allegations lodged against him.

Corruption Impedes Afghan Forces’ Successes: Ghani

aug2017 309 AUGUST 2017: President Ashraf Ghani said at a conference that he will reduce his role in appointments within security agencies.
Corruption in general has hampered successes of the missions of the Afghan security forces in their fight against insurgents, says President Ashraf Ghani.

Govt Set to Announce New Anti-Corruption Strategy

news18sep414 SEPTEMBER 2017: According to ARG, the views of civil society institutions and international stakeholders have been taken into consideration in drawing up the strategy.

Four Jailed Over Corruption Charges

aug2017 206 AUGUST 2017: Defense lawyers claimed the case against some defendants was a conspiracy and said the court verdict was unlawful.
A primary court of the Anti-Corruption Criminal Justice Center (ACJC) on Sunday sentenced five individuals, including Hayatullah Dayani, the former CEO of Pashtany Bank (PB) to five-year jail terms and ordered the repayment of a 100 million Afs of stolen money.

IW urges MoPH to address health facilities related issues

news18sep3Sep 16, 2017: The Integrity Watch (IW) called on the leadership of the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and the National Unity Government (NUG) to address the shortcomings that were identified by the “Life Matters: Caring for the Country’s Most Precious Resource” report launched by Integrity Watch last month, according to a statement on Saturday.

Watchdog Warns Of More Ghost Soldiers In Security Forces

aug2017 121 JANUARY 2017: Resolute Support said the Pentagon has stopped salaries of 30,000 ghost soldiers in the Afghan National Army. Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA) on Saturday said the number of ghost soldiers in security departments is more than what Resolute Support (RS) has reported.

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