Algeria (news now) – 06/02/2022. quarter to five
Has the fight against corruption in Algeria really started?
- Algeria ranks one hundred and seventeen out of one hundred and eighty countries in the international classification of the Corruption Index
- Corruption became rampant among government officials during the era of former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika
- The effort to prevent and combat corruption in Algeria in 2021 was reinforced by several measures and mechanisms enshrined in the recent constitutional amendment
occupy Algeria Ranked one hundred and seventeen out of one hundred and eighty countries in the international classification of the Corruption Index, according to the Transparency International report issued last year.
The manifestations of corruption among government employees became rampant during the era of former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, which coincided with record revenues of Algerian oil and gas exports.
In recent days, the Algerian Public Prosecution requested a twenty-year prison sentence for former Energy Minister Chakib Khelil on corruption charges during his tenure in office for more than ten years under Bouteflika.
Strengthening the effort to prevent and combat corruption in Algeria In 2021, a number of measures and mechanisms were enshrined in the last constitutional amendment in order to build a state of right and law and to break with negative practices that harmed the national economy and undermined confidence between the citizen and his state.
International expert Mohamed Sharif Darawi, in an interview with Akhbar Al-Aan, says that what is happening now in Algeria is the opening of old corruption files during the past two decades and things are going for the better, and it can be said that corruption over a period of 20 years will be eradicated in stages.
Comprehensive and real change is based on the path of building a strong state by adopting a multifaceted strategy in the field of anti-corruption based on several basic axes related to the morality of public life and the dedication of transparency and integrity in the management of public money.
In this regard, the Supreme Authority for Transparency, Prevention and Control of Corruption has been created by virtue of the constitutional amendment of 2020, and the national strategy for the prevention and control of corruption is being prepared with the participation of all concerned parties, waiting for the National Authority to Prevent and Combat Corruption by virtue of the new constitution to ascend to a supreme authority to prevent and combat corruption. Corruption and combating it before the end of the current year.
The expert adds that the obstacles to combating corruption in the past were the credibility of the legislative institutions, but now, in the framework of institution-building, after the dissolution of parliament and the election of a new parliament, the re-election of members of the National Assembly is taking place, which is the first guarantor of the decisions of the President of the Republic in the fight against corruption.