24 May 2011

Armenian Pm Wants New Anti-Corruption Initiative

Armenia’s Prime Minister, Tigran Sargsyan, says that the government must implement measures that raise the quality of Armenia’s service and fight corruption. PM Sargsyan pointed to the annual vehicle check-up controls, the police force, and the issuance of driver’s licenses as starting points.

Mr. Sargsyan said that Our citizens must realize that the measure is supposed to put an end to the practice of extortion of money from them. While saying that the issuance of passports is now mostly devoid of corruption issues, at least according to recent reports, there needs to be an increase in general transparency in order to fight corruption in government services, as this is an area that is plagued by citizen complaints.

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