Ashraf Ghani on NDS and DM nomineesPresident Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said corruption is a national stigma admitting that the government has not been able to uproot it from the governmental institutions.

In his remarks during at the European Conference ‘the way ahead for anti-corruption in Afghanistan’ President Ghani said there are certain cases and factors which are keen to weaken the government institutions.

President Ghani further added that corruption a legacy of the past and hundreds of cases are lying intact in the Attorney General office.

“We have re-organized the Council on Governance & Justice to become a High Council for Governance, Law, and Anti-corruption,” Ghani said, adding that “Our excellent Chief Justice and newly confirmed Attorney General are already breathing new life into justice sector reform.”

He also added that the government is carefully considering a proposal to establish a specialized Anti-Corruption Justice Center.

“With your help, we will soon be mounting a national campaign to engage our public in the fight against corruption,” he added.

Tackling corruption remains one of the challenging jobs for the government of national unity as the leaders of the government are saying that the growing graft has roots with the previous administration.

Corruption continues to remain a major issue for the Afghan people despite the government stepped up efforts to uproot it but the efforts have not proven to be satisfactory for the people and international community.

Meanwhile, President Ghani said the government is mainly engaged with an imposed war which prevents the leaders of the government to focus on fight against corruption.

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