Friday, December 19, 2014
Customs Officials Largely Corrupt
Tolo News reports in a news article that there is widespread corruption in Afghanistan's customs system (big surprise there!). The customs operation is coming under scrutiny as a result of the new National Unity Government crackdown on corruption. It is hoped that if corruption with the customs officials can be lessened the government will begin to decrease its revenue shortfall. Custom officials are the source of the problem and widespread firings need to take place. Afghan businessmen are routinely expected to pay bribes to get goods into Afghanistan. Read more in "Experts Say Customs Agents are Main Source of Corruption", Tolo News, December 17, 2014.