Iravaban.net talked with Mr. Galtung about the fight against corruption. The expert referred to the corruption occurrences, efficiency of fight against it, the anti-Corruption education and the international experience. As for our country specifically, Mr. Galtung believes that countries like Armenia shall demonstrate unique approaches in fight against corruption.
Anti-Corruption strategy, the way to get out of current situation
On tomorrow’s Government session the issue to allocate 43 million AMD (89.000 USD) to the RA Investigative Committee for the purchase of two cars will be discussed.
The Anti-Corruption Body which was created on 19 February on the Government decision cannot work efficiently on the assumption of the fact that the Government itself is responsible for the corruption problems that exist in the country.
The Anti-Corruption Body should be a separate and independent Body: believes Tamara Abrahamyan, Coordinator of the Public Network cooperating with the State Institutions.
Ministry of Finance spent the biggest amount of money in this direction in 2014, about 60 thousand USD.
Today, the “Public Network” which includes around 150 non-governmental organizations joined to the Statement of the Anti-Corruption Coalition of the Civil Society Organizations. About 70 percents of the network members are NGOs from the RA marzes.
It means that those who have created the anti-corruption strategy are involved in the same body, which will check whether the theses are implemented properly, are the results satisfactory or not.
According to Sona Ayvazyan, the Դeputy Director of “Transparency International” Anti-Corruption Center, the first problem referring to the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials are the legislative shortcomings.
According to the AYLA Board Member, Advocate Marat Atovmyan, three NGOs from Armenia presented their shadow reports, “This was unprecedented, as other countries did not have such indicators.”
Detention has been chosen as a measure of restraint towards RA Investigation Committee Regional Subdivision Senior Investigator of Especially Important Cases Armen S. and citizen Petros S.
he Party has decided and we have some recommendations in this regard, also we have approaches, and in addition we should rather act than talk.
The phenomenon of illegal enrichment, as such needs regulation.