Afghan president calls for ‘jihad’ to fight corruption

Kabul, Sep 1 (IANS) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday called for a national “Jihad” to fight the corruption in the country, media reported.

Speaking at a Kabul high school, he said graft in government contracts, land grabbing and illegal drug production and trafficking are major problems. He said education is the key to ending corruption.

Ghani said that certain sectors were under scrutiny and sweeping changes would be made in a bid to fight the problem, TOLONews quoted him as saying.

Ghani said that if corruption turns into an organised phenomenon it becomes like a “cancerous lesion” that can threaten the essence of the nation.

Transparency International consistently ranks Afghanistan among the world’s most corrupt countries. Most of the world’s heroin comes from Afghanistan.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here