Advisor of Justice Ministry for Governance Calls for Control on Private Sector

  • Jan 12, 2021

The Advisor of Ministries of Justice and Finance for Governance, Dr, Hisham Abdalla Kahen, has called for Imposing control on the private sector because it is the largest resource for the requirements of the state, indicating that the private sector is the largest in dealing with state funds, a matter which makes it vulnerable to errors, starting from obtaining bids through the exportation and importation of these requirements.

At the Workshop on Consultations of the Ministry of Justice on the Ant-Corruption Act, he said that the concept of corruption requires a definition in order to assess the extent of the criminal offense, indicating that Sudan is in the corruption list issued by Transparency International for the year 2016, and ranked No. 173 out of a total of 180 countries.

He attributed the increase of corruption and Sudan inability to fight it to the weakness in the political will and the lack of a deterrent legal will in the state's judicial organs, represented in the justice, judicial and police bodies.

Kahen identified six factors have impeded the establishment of the Anti-Corruption Commission, namely the weakness of the civil service in performing its role in protection, its lack of independence from the hegemony of the political authority, the absence of coordination between institutions concerned with fighting corruption and the absence of society’s role in following up the rights of its members and their allocations, a matter which requires raising the level of awareness, in addition to absence of the role of investigative journalism in the work and reactivation of its monitoring role over state’s institutions and the private sector.

He called for strengthening the role of the Ministry of Finance and expanding its mandate and control over the public money, in addition to enhancing the coordination with the international community in order to recover the money that was smuggled abroad.

He also affirmed the importance of establishing an independent anti-corruption commission that plays the role of following up and combating corruption since its occurrence.