Officials at the Supreme Audit Office (SAO) said that they have resumed monitoring 59 government departments to assess their procedures as well as their financial and administrative activities over the past six months.
The Supreme Audit Office marked its 100th anniversary on Monday. The SAO was founded on February 7th, 1922. The department is tasked with assessing the activities of government departments.
“There is no office in the provinces and zones. Some departments were active in the provinces in the past, but they didn’t have any achievements, so they were closed. We have an office only in the capital,” said Mawlawi Qudratullah Jamal, head of the SAO.
According to the officials, the SAO is currently only assessing the government departments in the capital.
The officials said that due to the assessments, the SAO has saved millions of Afs of the government’s revenue.
“We have our plans for 1401 solar year to focus on the provinces to address the problems there,” said Fazalullah Nizami, an official at SAO.
Afghanistan has been repeatedly placed among the top most corrupt countries in the world.
However, speaking at a conference on Sunday, the Second Deputy of the Prime Minister, Abdul Salam Hanafi, said the corruption has been brought down to "zero level" since the Islamic Emirate swept into power in the country.