Corruption is incompatible with Jordanian culture — PM

Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh. (File Photo: Ameer Khalifeh/JNews)
(File photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN — Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh has said that corruption is incompatible with Jordanian culture and values, and that the existing legal framework enables the government to deal with and deter any possible case of corruption, local media outlets reported.اضافة اعلان

During his meeting with the undersecretaries and directors general of government ministries and related bodies on Wednesday, Khasawneh emphasized their role and responsibility in implementing the public sector modernization map, stressing that hesitation in decision–making is unacceptable.

Khasawneh said that the government has a comprehensive political, economic, and administrative modernization project that extends for 10 years, and pointed out that the public sector modernization plan is in the implementation stage, which has clear timelines.

He said that as a result of the latest Cabinet reshuffle, the ministries of public works and transport were entrusted to one minister, and the labor portfolio was given to the minister of industry, trade and supply, in order to conduct an objective and gradual examination and evaluation of the possibility of merging or abolishing ministries, as suggested in the public sector modernization map.

“We will not deal with the issue of merging and restructuring institutions as a sacred text, as it is subject to modification and change,” Khasawneh said.

He also said that the rights of employees will not affected, stressing that the number of public sector employees will not decrease.

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