TOLOnews 10pm News 04 April 2020
Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA) on Saturday strongly criticized a decision by Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani to split up the Afghan Ministry of Finance into three separate entities including the office of revenues and customs, the office of the treasury, and the finance administration.
Based on Ghani's plan, the ministry will be divided into the office of revenues and customs, the office of the treasury, and the finance administration.
Over the past few days, President Ashraf Ghani has made a number of changes in government posts, including Mohammad Hanif Atmar, the former national security adviser for the post of minister of foreign affairs; Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal, the former minister of economy for the post of minister of finance; Tahir Zuhair, the current governor of central Bamiyan province as nominee for the post of minister of information and culture; Daud Sultanzoi, as mayor of Kabul city; Mohammad Shaker Kargar as chief of staff; Sayed Wahid Qatali as the governor of Herat; and Mohammad Ayoub Salangi as the deputy head of the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) for finance and administrative affairs.
But these appointments, along with Ghani's recent reorganization of the Ministry of Finance, seem to suggest an approach that diverges from his earlier views on governance, expressed at the beginning of his tenure as president.