Inspector general class grads will boost anti-corruption efforts
Women of the inspectors general class at the Ministry of Defense take notes during training.
9 May 2017
KABUL, Afghanistan (May 9, 2017) — The newest class of inspectors general here will give the Afghan government’s anti-corruption and accountability efforts another boost, as they ready themselves to inspect the Afghan military.
Upon completion of the training, the class of 50 will head to units across the country, empowered to provide independent oversight of the ministry’s logistics, supplies, personnel, and finances.
"They are trained on how to conduct inspections effectively within the instructions of the law including how to investigate cases, collect evidence, follow up on inquiries and conduct material and finance inspections to ensure transparency and accountability,” explained Afghan Colonel Mohammad Sayeed, IG training officer.
Inspectors General schedule annual assessments across Afghanistan but also conduct special inspections as ordered by the Ministry of Defense.
"Acknowledging corruption and taking punitive and immediate action is a cornerstone in becoming a sustainable and respected nation, said Danish Capt. Lars Hjulgaard, senior adviser to the MoD IG. "Through the continued efforts of the Inspectors General, corruption and those who facilitate corruption, will no longer operate in an unethical or illegal manner.”
One of the highlights of this new class is the integration of female officers into the program, who will join the 570 seasoned inspectors general already operating across the nation.