CIGAR: In the last 10 years, $ 19 billion in US aid to Afghanistan has been wasted
The US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction has announced that nearly $ 19 billion has been wasted in Afghanistan over the past 10 years.
How the international community’s aid to Afghanistan is spent has been constantly questioned and it is said that a lot of contract money has gone into people’s pockets.
Siger, or the US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, recently said that part of the US $ 16 billion aid to Afghanistan was wasted.
“Of the $ 52 billion in US aid to Afghanistan, $ 15.7 billion has been wasted over the past 11 years,” it said.
But the NUG says it is serious about fighting corruption and accounting for aid, and that the Anti-Corruption Justice Center has interrogated and prosecuted many corrupt professionals.
Experts also say that the aid of the international community has constantly gone to the pockets of the people in Afghanistan, so how the international community and the government of Afghanistan should spend millions should be examined.
“Most of the people involved in this issue have big responsibilities in the government, and the government is never interested in this issue,” said Rommel Atel, an economist.
Although the Afghan government has established an anti-corruption justice center and a prosecutor’s office for serious crimes, these agencies have always been criticized for preventing corruption.
It is 19 years since the US military presence in Afghanistan. The war in Afghanistan has cost a lot of money and lives in both countries. Of course, the cost of war for Afghanistan is much higher and in some cases incalculable. But for the United States, the military presence has come at a huge financial cost.
Reporter: Imran Khorasani