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Khaama Press, April 8, 2016

7 Education Ministry workers arrested for embezzling AFN 26 million

This comes as Afghanistan has been consecutively placed among the top three nations with most corruption during the recent years by international organizations combating corruption

The Afghan police forces have arrested 7 workers of the Ministry of Education (MoE) on charges of embezzling AFN 26 million.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) spokesman Sediq Sediqi said the detained individuals had embezzled the funds of two construction projects belonging to the Ministry of Education.

Sediqi further added that 3 more individuals working with Electricity Directorate were arrested for receiving AFN 7,000 from the residents of Kabul city.

This comes as Afghanistan has been consecutively placed among the top three nations with most corruption during the recent years by international organizations combating corruption.

President Ghani pledged a strict anti-corruption measure shortly after he was elected as the new President of the country, calling the growing graft a major barrier to implement reforms and bring changes.

The presidential special envoy for good governance Ahmad Zia Massoud insisted on the vital role of fight against corruption during a gathering in capital Kabul last week, insisting that combating the growing graft in the country was as important as fight against the terror groups.

He suggested a comprehensive reform in the judiciary institutions of the country in a bid to curb the growing corruption in the country.

Massoud also added that the government should introduce any individual involved in the corruption to the judicial institutions, without considering the the level of influence that convict has in the government.

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