The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, John F. Sopko, called on the Afghan government to reassure the public that fair and transparent elections will be held.
Addressing the 4th Anti-Corruption Conference in Kabul on Tuesday, Sopko said the money pledged to Afghanistan for elections should not used by individuals for election campaigns or for illegal purposes.
He said Afghans should be sure that credible elections will be held, and its votes will be counted.
President Ashraf Ghani meanwhile said the parliamentary elections is a key event in Afghanistan’s politics.
Ghani said holding a democratic election requires fighting against corruption in a specific framework in the Independent Election Commission in order to address people’s expectation from the commission.
The upcoming parliamentary and district council elections will be held on October 20.