Monday, April 25, 2011

Billions of U.S. dollars being wasted by Karzi government by R Maryam

Special Inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction said on Monday that the country's police payrolls can't be verified because of poor record keeping. The audit says Afghan authorities don't know how many police they have or whether everyone getting a police salary is actually works for them. United States and other donor countries are spending billion of U.S. dollars on the recruitment and training of special forces in the hope that one day they would be able to take up the security of it's country. The auditor general Herbert Richardson was auditing the programme under which $1.5 billions were spent on the salaries of such forces since 2002.

The Ministry of Interior uses many manuals and automated systems that do not reconcile. In another programme $10 billion has been spent primarily on training and equipment for the forces in one year alone.

 Today the world woke up to the news of prison break in Afghanistan where 460 inmates escaped through the tunnel dug from outside the prison. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said it had taken five months to build the 1,180ft tunnel. It is important to note that this prison was under Afghan control.

It is very hard to believe that no none noticed this tunnel being built. This is the second such break in three years. 2008 prison break was followed by the surge in violence where 900 inmates escaped. Later billions of U.S. dollars were spent to reinforce the prisons around Afghanistan.

1 comment:

  1. maybe someone needs to audit karzi's bank accounts.