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Council on struggle with corruption starts its work in Georgia2009-01-07 16:15
In Georgia the inter-agency council on struggle with corruption has been manned and started its work .gt-en-newsitem-inside
According to the State Chancellery, the Chairman of the council is Zurab Adeishvili, the Minister of Justice. Other members are: Vakhtang Lezhava, the ex-Deputy Minister of Economic Development, the present-day the PM's chief advisor, Kacha Bendukidze, the head of the Governmental Chancellery, Levan Bezhashvili, the Chairman of the Control Chamber, Tina Burdzhaliani, the First Deputy Minister of Justice, Ekaterina Zguladze, the Deputy Minister of Interior Affairs, Murtaz Zodelava and Pavel Kublashvili, MPs.
The Council was established by president's order, and it is to work out the national anti-corruption strategy and plan of its implementation.
Struggle with corruption was proclaimed one of the main priorities of the government that took the office in the result of the "Rose Revolution". After some period the struggle was announced successfully finished, and the President repeatedly stated that corruption in Georgia was eradicated, and only some petty manifestations remained, that would also be eliminated.
Now the topic of corruption is again urgent. In his speeches, when touching upon the topic of global economic crisis, Georgian president mentions that to prevent its negative consequences struggle with corruption should be intensified.