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MoI Implements Only Three MEC Proposals

MoI Implements Only Three MEC Proposals

KABUL - The Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluating Committee (IJACMEC), also known as MEC, says the Ministry of Interior (MoI) has implemented only three of its 56 recommendations during the last six months.
The committee published its first report about corruption vulnerability in the MoI in February 2019.
In its latest findings, the committee has identified key corruption vulnerable areas in the Interior Ministry including procurement, human resources and logistics.
Bari Salam, a member of the MEC, said that the committee had identified corruption vulnerable areas in procurement, logistics and HR management in MoI after studies six months ago and then provided 56 proposals to the ministry.
So far, only three of these proposals have been fully implemented, 28 other recommendations are under work and five taken out of the list due to structural changes in the ministry, he said, adding 20 other suggestions were left untouched.
“Each recommendation has a specific amount of time during which it should be implemented and most of them timely were implemented but still many proposals are awaiting enforcement. All the proposals need to be implemented in the next six months,” he said.
Most of the proposals which have been implemented or under work are about procurement and HR management at the ministry, he said.
He said reducing the number of closed contracts through a single source and training the ministry workers in coordination the National Procurement Institute, institutionalizing new filing system, starting e-payment to police and workers and filling vacancies were proposals which had been implemented or were under implementation.
He said a majority of their recommendations about reforms and preventing corruption in logistics area of the ministry were yet to be enforced.
Maiwand Rouhani, MEC secretary also said that the committee was closely working with the MoI on enforcement of the recommendations.
Nasrat Rahimi, MoI spokesman, welcomed the MEC report and said that progress in the proposals enforcement in the ministry would be announced in near future. (Pajhwok)