On February 1, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev held an enlarged meeting. The agenda focused on an uncompromising fight against corruption at all levels of society, the press office of Akorda reported.
Addressing the participants from many government agencies, the leader of Kazakhstan said that a key priority of the state policy was to eliminate corruption. This work must result in strengthening the rule of law and ensuring the functioning of the state in the genuine legal regime, Tokayev emphasised.
The President noted that much work had been done in this regard. A ban on early release of persons convicted of corruption has been introduced. Tough anti-corruption measures are applied to law enforcement officers and servants of Themis. All citizens must declare their income.
“This work has led to tangible results, but it has not yet brought in drastic changes; this must be declared openly, since citizens face corruption pressure as before,” the leader of the Republic said.
The leader of Kazakhstan informed that the draft concept of the Anti-Corruption Strategy would be approved in the near future, but specific indicators would be used to evaluate the quality of work. The President noted decisively that the ultimate goal of all the actions taken was to build a corruption free society.
Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev illustrated his speech with the corruption cases in agriculture, digital security, customs regulation, construction, healthcare and education. The President said he knew about the unscrupulous facts in the rail industry, the winners of most of the tenders of Kazavtozhol, egregious offenses in public-private partnerships and foreign trade with China.