“If the Anti-Corruption Council includes people who are associated with corruption, how can the Council operate productively?”
Anti-Corruption strategy, the way to get out of current situation
There is a conflict of interests in the Anti-Corruption Council, insists the project manager of Eurasia Partnership Foundation Mikayel Hovhannisyan.
49 mln 300.000 AMD (approximately $103.000) has been spent from the state budget to send the Governmental delegations to Moscow, El Kuwait and Sharm el Sheikh.
“Though we welcome the opportunity to strengthen the anti-corruption actions, the actual problem seems to be the same: the political will to act and decide”, – Richard Giragosian, said.
If truly independent NGOs participate in the Council, the work will be transparent and there will be effect as well.
do not know what problems could be solved by non specialized bodies, maybe system problems? However, the RA President and the Parliamentary majority have potential for systematic solutions.
The Government should understand that undertaking this task, in case of the failure it will be stoned again.
He is generally against the idea that it is possible to fight against the corruption through advice.
The Government created Anti-Corruption Council cannot work effectively even in case of a great desire.
On suspicion of taking a bribe for the case tried at the Investigation Department of the RA National Security Service, Aram Hovsepyan, the former head of the 6th fraction of the Operative Investigation Department of the RA National Income Committee, head of Armavir Tax Office of the RA Ministry of Finance, was arrested.
Instead of ensuring solutions for problems and realization of the objectives, the program decreased the frame of those actions, which are necessary in our country for the efficient fight and curbing corruption.
To achieve that it was necessary to develop stable and effective Anti-Corruption Institutional Mechanisms as it was in case of Singapore, by the reformer Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.