President Ashraf Ghani met with the chairman and members of the Independent Anti-Corruption Commission today at the Presidential Palace.
President Ghani announced his full support for the commission to implement the Anti-Corruption Law and underscored that fate of the parallel institutions to the commission should be decided.
President Ghani instructed the commission to develop clear procedures and define the authorities to observe ministers and directors of independent agencies, adding that the Anti-Corruption Commission should become independent in terms of budget.
Abdul Qayum Nezami, Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Commission shared their report with the President and provided updates about a temporary (one-year) strategy which is to be finalized soon and also a five years strategy for the commission.
President Ghani welcomed the commission’s effort for formulation of temporary and permanent strategies and said the strategies should be presented to High Council for Rule of Law and the Cabinet for approval.
The President reiterated that the authorities of the commission shall be clear so that it can independently inspect all the institutions including Office of the President, and other government agencies.
All those who have been imprisoned due to charge of corruption must not be recruited again and the relevant laws should be modified.