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MoI reaffirms keenness on public fund protection
February 15, 2015, 9:04 am

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) reaffirmed Saturday keenness on protecting public fund, implementing a tight-belt policy and strictly following legal and financial measures related to budget control.

The MoI is keen on eliminating all forms of corruption, as well as fully cooperate with the State Audit Bureau (SAB) in order to address any shortcomings related to public funds, the Security Media Department said in a statement.

MoI was reacting to press reports about SAB's remarks over failure to collect around 56 million Kuwaiti Dinars (KD) (around USD 190 million) in debts for the government.

MoI noted collection of around KD 59 million (USD 200 million) in the first 10 months of 2014, pointing out that value of fines varied because of different methods fines were imposed.

It said the General Traffic Department was showing flexibility with car owners, either individuals or companies, to pay their fines. But if they fail to do so, MoI added, the department would suspend their cars' files until they pay.

The MoI said it was coordinating with other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries to link the fines through a network.

Parliament Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim had said it was the first time the National Assembly discuss SAB report about financial irregularities in government bodies. He said the government voiced commitment to address these irregularities on March 10.

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