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Corruption exists in interior ministry procurement process: Survey

MoI AftimesFebruary 26, 2019: KABUL: A recent survey conducted by the Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluating Committee (IJACMEC) shows that administrative corruption in the interior ministry has affected its procurement process.

According to the survey, weak coordination, lack of transparency, lack of the personal data, lack of attention for retirement process and interference in some powerful officials in appointing process of national police have affected the procurement process in the ministry.

Bari Salam, head of the IJACMEC on Tuesday called the current policy and strategy of interior ministry was the main issue in the survey.

“We have investigated about many issues in the ministry of interior. We were witnessed of some the powerful individuals’ interference but as our focus is on the system and process, I don’t want to mention their names,” he said.

The survey took one year to release.

The IJAMEC has offered investigation of management, administrative implementation, retirement process, electronic system in the human resources process for countering the corruption in the interior ministry.

The remarks come as the Pentagon had earlier accused the interior ministry of corruptions.

Also, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) claims that millions of dollars were wasted because of lack of investigation and weak management in the defense and interior ministries.

Source: Afghanistan Times

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