70% of the Revenue goes to One Person; Member of the House of the Representatives
8 Subh; Kabul: Kandahar MP Gul Ahmad Kamin says 70% of the country’s revenues goes to one person.
Kamin made the claim at a plenary session of the House of Representatives on Monday, May 10. He said he has documents in this regard.
Addressing President Ghani, the Kandahar MP said that if he cannot limit the war, control drug production and poverty, he should control corruption.
Gul Ahmad Kamin says that curbing corruption is the president’s “assignment”. Addressing President Ghani, he said: “There is a thief among your ministers, a thief among your governors, and a thief among your commander and chief.”
He added: “Right now, 70% of the revenue goes to one person. There is corruption in 50% of the expenditure.”
Kandahar’s representative in the House of Representatives stressed that if President Ghani does not fight corruption, and “corruption continues like this, then we will send documents to all countries and international institutions as to which minister, which governor and which government official is a thief.”
Meanwhile, Mir Rahman Rahmani, speaker of the House of Representatives, said in the closing remarks of the House, quoting Gul Ahmad Kamin, that the government must seriously fight corruption.
Rahmani added: “As Kamin said, corruption in the country’s customs is worrying. According to Kamin, 70% of customs revenue goes to one person.”
At the same time, members of the House of Representatives demanded the person who would receive 70% of the country’s revenues to be exposed.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives asked Kamin to present his documents to the General Assembly.
The Afghan government has not yet commented on the matter.