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Alshayeb's Speech over the Investigation of Jeddah's Disaster
Jafar Alshayeb- Chairman of Qatif Municipal Council - 15/03/2010 - 02:57 am

Announcing the investigation results of Jeddah catastrophic floods is a significant step for Saudi Arabia on the way of combating all forms of corruption, and preventing them from dominating public-sector departments. This is to avoid corruption's negative impacts on citizens through wasting public money and lack of achieving tangible results in projects that are being executed.
We are in a desperate need for collective efforts with participation of all departments to address such serious problem. Moreover, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) should play a significant role in confronting corruption; especially in the fields of monitoring and overall auditing because corruption is no longer confined to certain fields, but it includes various fields and forms that constituted a dangerous phenomenon in the Saudi society.
 There are many projects which executed by different departments that are obviously corrupted which indicates weakness in their execution and turning them to unqualified contractors or careless subcontractors. Municipalities and departments which execute services projects hold a huge responsibility in terms of following-up and monitoring the quality of the their execution.
 On the other hand, activating the role of monitoring through neutral official institutions and NGOs contributes in restraining that phenomenon. It is, also, important to have elected legislative and monitoring institutions that have authority and independency in reviewing woks and their issues. We really look for having such institutions in order to efficiently prevent prevalence of such phenomenon which is almost impossible to be handled with limited and temporary procedures.

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