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MoI ‘Owes’ Nearly AFN10 Billion to Construction Companies

(Last Updated On: July 14, 2017)

A group of construction companies claimed on Wednesday that the Afghan Interior Ministry has not paid its debt of nearly 10 billion Afghani for the work that has been undertaken by the companies.

A representative of the group said that the construction firms have executed a number of projects in the volatile Helmand, Kunduz, Baghlan provinces as well as in the capital Kabul.

“We have filed complaints in all institutions, but no one is hearing our voices,” said Head of New Afghanistan Construction Companies Union Daud Totakhail. “We are asking the National Unity Government leaders to resolve our issue before we stage demonstrations.”

Officials in the Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry have denied making a comment on the issue.

Afghanistan’s Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI), urged the leaders of the unity government to support domestic investors in the country and accuses Afghan parliamentarians for seeking personal interest in the governmental and private projects across the country.

“A number of parliamentarians and certain elements within the government are creating obstacles for the investors, the government is not interested to support the investors,” said ACCI Deputy Khan Jaan Alokozay.

This comes as the international community is making efforts to bring transparency and eradicate corruption in Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry.

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