Minister Asks Officials To Protect Public Money & Fight Corruption

21 December 2020 Legal

The Minister of Social Affairs, Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, Issa Al-Kandari, has issued a circular to all senior officials and employees of the Ministry of Social Affairs and its affiliated bodies on the necessity of adhering to the provisions of the constitutional and legal texts governing the work of the Audit Bureau and the Financial Investigation Unit and the Civil Service Commission in order to protect public money and combat corruption.

Al-Kandari stated in the circular, a copy of which has been obtained by the Al-Seyassah daily, that in addition to political oversight by the National Assembly over the actions of the executive authority, higher monitoring bodies have been established in the concerned state institutions to which government agencies adhere to ensure proper disposal public money. He added, the intention is to fight administrative and financial corruption and punishing anyone who dares to profit from the public office in any form or method.

He called on the senior officials and employees to “fully cooperate with the State Audit Bureau as it is a sovereign body, an oversight arm for all of us, and a partner in order to protect and preserve the sanctity of public funds, in addition to other supervisory bodies in the state.” He also called on them to abide by the laws and regulations regarding public funds and to work diligently to adhere to them so that no one is exposed to legal, civil and criminal accountability.



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