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Corruption in Financial Administrations Weakens Govt. Economic Basis, Hinders Entrepreneurs’ Growth, VP Danesh

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Monday February 11, 2019

Kabul (BNA) During a ceremony to introduce newly-appointed acting minister of commerce and industry Ajmal Ahmadi, Second Vice-President Sarwar Danesh tasked the ministry’s leadership to use all legal authorities and facilities and pave the way for investment, industrial activities, balance business and increasing the country’s exports.
According to BNA report, he called security and corruption problems, weakness in justice and judicial section to ensure justice and rule of law, problems in ensuring power energy and the country’s transport network among the key problems against growing business and industry. He clarified that existence of corruption in the relevant administrations has weaken the government’s financial basis and hindered entrepreneurs’ growth. He urged the ministry’s new leadership that besides paying serious attention to the ministry’s capacity building, it should do its best to address the main challenges. He stressed that we won’t get improved unless we tackle all these challenges.
It is merit to mention that among over 400 legislative documents which have been proceeding during the national unity government, about 18 of them are related to the ministry of commerce and industry and effective steps have been taken on their approval. According to him, the government’s policy has prepared the ground to open key trade corridors such Chabahar Port and Lapis Lazuli Routes, air corridors between Afghanistan and countries such as India, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Indonesia and China through which worth millions of dollars of Afghanistan’s goods have so for been exported. Congratulating the new post to acting minister of commerce and industry and his colleagues, VP Danesh pointed out that Ahmadi is among the educated cadres who has proven his eligibility when he had worked as senior advisor to the President. He also mentioned former minister of commerce and industry Humayoun Rasa who has made much effort to arrange effective plans and practice them in the ministry.
 

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