According to the NGO leader, corruption increases due to the fact that the Government always relies on outside funding and does not carry out the fight against corruption completely. “Corruption should be combated from inside rather than from outside.”
Anti-Corruption strategy, the way to get out of current situation
Talking about the Anti-Corruption Council the Minister said that it would be an advisory body.
Iravaban.net talked with Varuszahn Hoktanyan, the director of “Transparency International” (TI) Anti-Corruption center about the Anti-Corruption Council and the fight against corruption
Activities of these people and corruption coalesce with each other, and suddenly it appears that these people are members of Anti-Corruption Council,” Anahit Bakhshyan said.
I do not think that such a committee, where the representatives of the power is comprises the majority and has an unknown level of responsibility, will be effective in our country.
If they have discredited a reputation, and in a broad public perception are considered as corrupt officials, of course these people are unable to have a high impact on the reduction of corruption. It is senseless to go and make undue efforts in this Council.
The Armenian Young Lawyers Association had submitted around a three dozen recommendations to the Ministry of Justice about the 2015-2018 Anti-Corruption Strategy and about the Council, however, only one proposal was admitted.
They could have fought against it without that if they wanted.
The mode of thinking that if you are an official you should be rich and fat should have been eliminated from our minds.
The Prime Minister concluded by saying, “I think we’re doing the right thing, Mr. Tovmasyan, let’s close the topic.”
It seems that the government, instead of creating a new, independent and powerful body, wants to repeat the previous unsuccessful experience” said Mr. Ulbricht.
The corruption in particular aspect is traceable in the social sphere, Sona Harutyunyan, Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Affairs thinks.