Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Wednesday, March 26, 2003

A good move by the Afghan government in getting things going in the right direction.

In a bid to provide better accountability to donors, Afghanistan's fledgling government has trained 20 new finance officers who will be deployed across the country to ensure revenues are collected transparently, officials said Wednesday.

"With more accurate information being reported from the field by all of the financial officers we see graduating today, the government will ... be better able to implement a fair and equitably distributed budget," Finn said.

"And it will be better able to report to the Afghan people and the world on the results of their efforts."

The new generation of finance officers will be able to send computerized reports back to the capital enabling the government to keep better track of revenues, said Pamir, a Finance Ministry official who, like many Afghans, uses one name.

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