Kuwait anti-corruption body assembles higher watchdog committee

Kuwait’s anti-corruption body has set up a higher committee in efforts to push forward a national strategy to root out corruption nationwide.

The committee comprises 21 members from across government institutions tasked with drawing up initiatives for tougher anti-corruption measures, according to Luay Al-Saleh, a member of the anti-corruption watchdog’s Board of Trustees. Kuwait’s anti-corruption body is in the process of putting together similar teams to make sure that the country’s anti-corruption strategy ultimately comes to fruition, added the official. He went on to say that the success of the strategy is crucial to improve Kuwait’s ranking on the global corruption index, which can only occur with collective effort and cooperation on the part of government bodies.