Somalia President vows to fight against corruption

Published: February 15, 2015

President Mohamoud is currently out of the currently for medical check-up
President Mohamoud is currently out of the country for medical check-up

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud has said on Sunday that his administration remained very resolute in the fight against corruption in the country.
The remarks from the President came after a report from the Auditory general revealed that 19 ministries of the Somali government involved in corruption after carrying out investigations.
‘’ It is the first time such steps have been taken…. It is a huge progress that people should be aware of it,’’ he said while speaking about the Auditor General report.
Mr Mohamoud added that his government will not tolerate on individuals involved in corruption and will be taken to justice.
“Our position on fighting corruption is very clear and that is we are bent on fighting it from different angles,’’ he added in an interview with the BBC Somali service.
The President who is currently in Germany for medical check-up dismissed that his health condition is not well, insisting that it is part of his ‘’routine’’.
A UN report released in October last year claimed the Somali government of ‘’ Underlying corruption as a system of governance’’. But the Somali government denied accusations.
In 2013, the UN investigators said that Somalia’s central bank has essentially become a “slush fund” for patronage networks with 80% of withdrawals made for private purposes rather than running government programs and much of the funds transferred into the bank not traceable at all. It led to donors stop the direct cash aid given to the Somali government
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