26% rise in Nazaha budget – Anti-corruption role lauded

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KUWAIT CITY, March 21: The Budgets and Final Accounts Committee discussed the draft budget of the Public Authority for Combating Corruption (Nazaha) for fiscal (2021/2022) and also viewed the statements of the final account for two fiscal years ending (2018/2019) and (2019/2020) issued by the Audit Bureau and the Financial Supervisory Authority, reports Al-Seyassah daily.

The head of the committee, MP Badr Al-Mulla, said in a press statement the authority’s expenditures in the new year’s budget is 10 million dinars, an increase of 26% of what it actually spent during the last two fiscal years and the committee discussed the possibility of reducing those estimates in line with the current situation of the continuation of the pandemic and the limited spending on some items, including those related to official tasks, training, and holding exhibitions and conferences, similar to what happened during the approval of the previous budget for the fiscal (2020/2021.

He explained the committee discussed the role and endeavors of the Nazaha in combating corruption, warding off its dangers and effects, pursuing its perpetrators and protecting state agencies from various aspects of corruption, and the committee expressed its readiness to adopt any legislative amendments that would advance the rank of the Kuwait globally and in the Arab world in the Corruption Perceptions Index, which is measured by the Transparency International.

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