Kyrgyzstan audits civil servants for corruption


BISHKEK -- Kyrgyzstan Sunday (July 1) launched an audit of civil servants as part of an anti-corruption campaign, reported.

The first audits will apply to political appointees, including those working in the president's office, executive branch and parliament. They will be required to declare their income and expenditures, according to Secretary of the Security Council Damir Sagynbayev.

The results of the audit will be made public starting in September-October.

President Sooronbai Jeenbekov urged the Security Council to thoroughly check all civil servants without exception.

"Check each ministry and agency for active corruption schemes, each official individually," said Jeenbekov.

"Citizens expect concrete actions and firm measures to eradicate corruption. The Secretariat of the Security Council should study and work on every application and letter received from the public, conduct inspections and take appropriate measures," he said.

"The fight against corruption must be ruthless, regardless of rank and position," he said.

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