The Special Envoy of President on Reform and Good Governance, Ahmad Zia Massoud in his recent remarks about the existence of corruption in the country said that fighting corruption is associated with the fight against terrorism and government should not ignored the current challenges. He also called on the National Unity Government (NUG) to take serious stance for countering corruption and terrorism in the country.
Massoud, added that if the government does not acquire to the political courage and not pay attention on fight against corruption, it will cut off the foreign aids and the poverty will be sustainable in Afghanistan. “Until the government not prioritize the issue of corruption, the problems will be increase day by day,” Massoud stated.
Meanwhile, a number of experts while talking to The Kabul Times said that corruption is one of the main challenges towards Afghanistan’s progress and added that the government should have a strong determination to combat this phenomenon, because existence of corruption like terrorism needs serious struggle.
MP Hashemi MP says that during the past 14 years millions of dollars flowed in the country, but unfortunately still corruption is a major concern for the people and the government.
While he was calling for reform on the judicial institutions, stressed that serious reforms should be taken place in all judicial systems of the country and for maintaining of justice, fighting corruption must be in the priority of the government.
Iqbal Safi, economic expert believes that media can play effective role in countering corruption and also awareness is another part in fading of this phenomena, because according to him, if the people don’t pay bribe in government and non-governmental institutions and let their works done legally, it can be useful for reducing corruption.
Fariha, lecturer in one of private institutions says that corruption is not only limited to the people and government, but some other countries hands are also involved in it.
According to her, a large number of contracts are being corrupted, therefore for fading this phenomena other countries should cooperate Afghan government.
The government had made lots of efforts for rooting out this phenomena, but unfortunately still widespread corruption is exist in the country. It is hoped that by the beginning of new solar year, the government should take practical programs for prevention of corruption, till no more Afghanistan be in list of most corrupt countries. Suraya Raiszada