‘Assets registration of over 14,000 officials completed’

22sept22 September, 2018 KABUL (Pajhwok): Over the course of six months, since its beginning, the Asset Registration and Verification Office (ARVO) has collected more than 14,000 asset registration forms of high ranking government officials, read a statement from the Government Media and Information Centre (GMIC) on Saturday.

Addressing reporters here ARVO Director Nahid Esar along with Anti-Corruption Secretariat Yama Turabi, said "The process of collecting asset registration forms for all high ranking officials is completed."

The aim behind assets registration of high-ranking officials was to prevent corruption, embezzlement of public funds, and to establish monitoring mechanism for public and the media. According to the law, the asset registration process of high ranking officials takes place in three stages; registration, publication and verification. "ARVO expresses its satisfaction for the government leadership support, and hoped that all politicians support this process," Esar added.

Meanwhile, Anti-Corruption Secretariat, who is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy, says that they report about their performances every six months. "The registration of assets of government officials and employees was part of the government's commitment to the people and international community" said Yama Torabi, Director of Anti-Corruption Secretariat.

Asset Registration and Verification Office urges the People, Civil Society Institutions, Ulema Council, and other institutions to visit ARVO website, and read the published assets of government officials, and share their relevant information through.

Source: Pajhwok