Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

15 Governors Have Not Registered their Assets: HOOAC

15 Governors Have Not Registered their Assets: HOOAC

KABUL - The High Office of Oversight and Anti-Corruption (HOOAC) Wednesday said that at least 15 governors have so far not registered their assets, suggesting the suspension of their rights and privileges should they fail to comply. 
HOOAC chief Sayed Ghulam Hussain Fakhri Wednesday said that forms had been sent to these governors a year ago, but these 15 governors have so far ignored the request.
Meanwhile, The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) has said these governors have deliberately violated the law by not registering their personal assets.
“We raised the issue with the responsible institutions and hope the problem is resolved very soon,” said IDLG spokesman Muneera Yousufzada.
The governors who have not registered assets so far reportedly include Paktika governor Ilyas Wahdat, Zabul governor Bismillah Afghan Mal, Kapisa governor Sayed Mohammad Khalid, Balkh acting governor Atta Mohammad Noor, Faryab governor Sayed Anwar Sadat, Ghazni governor Karim Mateen, Nuristan governor Hafiz Abdul Qayoum, Badakhshan governor Ahmad Faisal Begzad, Kunduz governor Assadullah Omarkhail, Baghlan governor Abdul Sattar Barez, Paktia governor Zalmai Wesa, Kandahar governor Humayoun Azizi, Uruzgan governor Nazeer Ahmad, Khost governor Hakam Khan Habibi and Helmand governor Hayatullah Hayat. 
“These individuals have not registered their assets; on the basis of the law, we are obliged to disclose their names,” said Fakhri.
“I think these individuals have a lot of assets they gained and that is why they are reluctant to register them, because they would then be asked how they acquired these assets,” said MP Mohammad Abdoh.
According to HOOAC, President Ashraf Ghani’s First Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum, Chief Executive Office Abdullah Abdullah’s first deputy Mohammad Khan, chief of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) Masoum Stanekzai, minister of defense Abdullah Habibi, state minister for disaster management and humanitarian affairs Wais Barmak as well as two deputies of the Afghanistan Independent Land Authority (ARZI) and eight deputy ministers have also not registered their assets.   (Tolonews)