The presidential palace on Wednesday said that the cooperation agreement between the United States and the international community and Afghanistan has been implemented by almost 100 percent.
The accord which comprises 200 commitments by the Afghan government to the international community involves implementing reforms in the security institutions and a serious war against graft.
The presidential palace claims over 97 percent of these commitments have been honored by Afghanistan.
But Transparency International rejects the claims and said that the majority of the commitments have not been implemented.
Five months ago, the government established four committees to oversee and implement 200 promises by the Afghan government to the international community.
The committees were assigned to deliver on the following tasks:
• Reforms in the security sector
• Peace and reintegration
• Good governance and fighting corruption
But in his recent remarks Ghani described corruption as the core component of misery in Afghanistan
“We all need to mobilize against corruption, because corruption has devastated us,” said Ghani.
In a statement on Wednesday, the presidential palace said that government that almost 100 percent of the indexes have been implemented regarding peace and reintegration.
“There were some minor Taliban groups who joined the peace process, but the management of the issue was unfortunately weak, they (Taliban) were handing over some old weapons, they (Taliban) were benefitting from the privileges and they were again joining the armed groups,” said Habiba Sarabi, deputy head of the peace council.
Regarding security and defense, the government has claimed that over 97 of the indexes have been implemented by the government and the commitments involve reforms in the ministry of interior and misuse of contracts.
The statement by the presidential palace states that in the good governance sector and fight against corruption, 97 percent of the indexes have been implemented so far.
“Regarding the achievements they discuss, I think there is a huge exaggeration, in-fact no solid action was taken against graft, the national unity government failed to ensure the formation of a special anti-corruption commission to tackle the issue regardless of political issues,” said Sayed Ekram Afzali, head of Integrity Watch Afghanistan.
Although in the global corruption index, Afghanistan did improve slightly and was rated the 169th most corrupt country in the world out of 176 countries.