Uzbek government fights corruption

All levels of government must embrace reform, analysts say

By Shakar Saadi


TASHKENT – Uzbekistan has resolved to fight corruption in 2011.

In his Constitution Day address to the nation December 8, Uzbek President Islam Karimov called corruption the state’s number-one enemy, adding “the time has come to fully uproot these unlawful practises.”

Nine days later, Karimov dismissed Samarkand Oblast Governor Uktam Barnoyev, citing his complicity in corruption as a major reason.

Soon afterward, the Foreign Economic Department of the Prosecutor General’s Office (corruption division) was told “to start working in that direction without delay,” Khoidar Dzhamshudov of the department said.

“For 2011 there are plans for a series of operations and measures to uproot corruption,” he said. “If, until recently, corruption was fought at the lower levels of government, now we may expect really serious change.”

Commission will review performance this year

An ad hoc commission will review the performance of government bodies this year, and hotlines for reporting corruption will open, Dzhamshudov said.

Political scientist Khatam Makhkamov sees the acknowledgment of widespread corruption as the first step on the road toward eradication.

“It’s still too early to speak about uprooting corruption, which is in full bloom in Uzbekistan – rather, one may speak of the first steps to fight it,” Makhkamov said.

But the task will be difficult.

That is exactly how Uzbekistan plans to tackle the problem, Dzhamshudov said. “The latest international indices of corruption caused us to sit down and think hard.”

Transparency International rated Uzbekistan low

For 2010, Transparency International ranked Uzbekistan 172nd in its Corruption Perceptions Index. Only Iraq, Afghanistan, Burma and Somalia fared worse.

Since 2001, the government has established special anti-corruption units under the Prosecutor General’s Office, National Security Service and Ministry of the Interior, Deputy Prosecutor General Alisher Sharofutdinov said.

This year, special commissions within those units will examine government agencies and institutions for potential corruption, he said.

The phenomenon is not new to the public.

“We need to propagandize the people that this is wrong. That’s why we’ve ordered a series of public service announcements to be shown on TV, telling people they must fight corruption.”

One can hope to enrol a child in a kindergarten, college or university only by offering a bribe, Mirkomil Aripov of Tashkent said.

“The amounts keep growing with the child,” he said. “Getting my son admitted to kindergarten cost me US $100; my other son to college, US $400; and my daughter to university, US $2,000.”

“That’s why we’ll act very resolutely in 2011: anyone receiving a bribe will either be fired or go to jail,” Dzhamshudov said.

Corruption is the chief enemy of small- and medium-sized businesses. The number of documents and inspections required to register and run a private business has decreased by two-thirds since 2001, with 12 such procedures cancelled. This year, document-processing requirements will become even simpler, Dzhamshudov said.

“Ten years ago, I might have people come to my office to carry out an unannounced inspection, which ended in their demanding a sum of money from me,” Tashkent-based entrepreneur Sayidakmal Sayidazizkhonov said. “Today, the number of such inspections is restricted under the law.” Uzbekistan joined the U.N. Convention against Corruption in 2008, and in 2009 it began drafting a National Plan of Action to Combat Corruption, a work in progress.

Laws proposed to thwart corruption

In endorsing the UN Convention, the country must redouble its efforts to thwart corruption, Legislative Assembly Deputy Speaker Ulugbek Vafayev said.

To topple bureaucratic barriers and uproot corruption, the People’s Democratic Party has proposed a law “On Public Monitoring of Measures to Enforce the Law and Other Government Decisions,” and amendments to the laws “On Local Governments,” “On Non-Governmental Non-Profit Organisations,” “On Public Associations” and “On People’s Self-Government Bodies.”

The Adolat Social-Democratic Party has suggested broader use of e-government project facilities to promote the dialogue between the government and society.

“That project will enable people to directly contact government officials, who in turn will be required to quickly respond to existing problems,” Adolat parliamentary faction leader Ismail Sayifnazarov said.

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  • If anybody is interested, they should contact us, and we will tell them where the problem lies. In Uzbekistan, there is a large corrupt industrial company, they deceive the state and make billions annually, and the government protects them because it has an interest in it.

    June 22, 2011 @ 08:06:00AM жасур
  • With all our aversion of corruption, there is a positive aspect about it: Money can solve the problem of overcoming bureaucratic hurdles. Sometimes it's the only way to move on!

    February 28, 2011 @ 11:02:00AM Марина
  • Until they are required to fill out income statements, it will be all useless, but it will be necessary to bring 70 percent of prosecutors, cops and judges to justice and ask them where their fortunes come from.

    February 25, 2011 @ 12:02:00AM nika
  • It would take at least 300 years to defeat corruption in Uzbekistan, it is necessary to change the nation's mentality. Karaganda.

    February 18, 2011 @ 11:02:00PM Бисаут
  • Our Kazakh people have a saying: the foundation of a nation begins at the cradle. So, do not cast blame on anyone and do not leave anyone with hard feelings. Let us live with calm hearts, my compatriots.

    February 16, 2011 @ 11:02:00PM Игор
  • Every stick has two ends! People are to blame for the thriving corruption. As long as people do not realize that corruption is as deadly sin as a murder, a robbery, perjury, and lust, it will continue until the end of the world. The humankind is lost to all sense of shame. People do not distinguish between a grave sin and a petty crime. Of course, they are provoked by officials, as they say, stolen waters are sweet.

    February 16, 2011 @ 05:02:00PM jakebay
  • And I have an idea how to raise the state budget without problems and harassment. I wrote twice already to the press service's site, but they would not reply. Meanwhile, I am eager to boost state coffers, so that they pay more to retirees, doctors and teachers. Nor will they take bribes out of despair. What should I start with, who should I write and where should I go to express myself?

    February 15, 2011 @ 05:02:00AM LEGIONER
  • We should follow Egypt's example or Uzbekistan will be a country of slaves in a few years.

    February 13, 2011 @ 01:02:00PM Тайыр
  • As soon as they seriously start fighting corruption in Uzbekistan, the state apparatus will collapse completely. Corruption, regionalism and profiteering are the three whales that support our state. That is what we rest on!

    February 12, 2011 @ 12:02:00PM Петр
  • Well done! It is high time!!!!!!

    February 11, 2011 @ 10:02:00AM Алишер
  • • With bad laws and good officials, it is quite possible to run the country. But if officials are bad, the best laws will not help. Otto von Bismarck

    February 11, 2011 @ 10:02:00AM nikas2300
  • This is all empty talk rather than fight against corruption. Where is the key step? I'm talking about income statements. The step was promised by top officials many years ago. Then, all efforts were limited to a few officials who were punished for luxury POI. And now it will be the same because the same corrupt officials are fighting corruption. They do not care about the result, they think the process is important so that the president will be satisfied. Finally, how can a small civil servant with a salary of 300,000-400,000 sums transferred to the debit card, a salary that is below the subsistence level, combat corruption if he can make more money in a day in bribes?

    February 11, 2011 @ 10:02:00AM Andrew
  • It is necessary to put the small-scale corrupt officials in jails first and find their bosses afterward.

    February 11, 2011 @ 05:02:00AM Коррупция
  • Corruption is harmful to all, it is like a cancerous tumor, and any citizen in the country is defenseless, and many do not understand it. All of us, even with a huge amount of money protected by fences and a pack of dogs, are defenseless in the face of a servant serving tea. He can pour boiling water on you or stick a fork in your eye. And while the poor are offering bribes, Karimov will issue a decree to cancel the use of cash, and that is it, everybody will be serviced in one bank, of which Rais is also a client.

    February 11, 2011 @ 12:02:00AM иван
  • If all goes as planned, then entrepreneurs will breathe easily. As for now, they have to pay a tax of $50 to $100 per month, and is it still continues. They have recently deployed the so-called tax police in the bazaars, I do not understand why, you have to pay anyway, but now they say they represent the city tax inspectorate, while the district is a separate matter. What has changed? Nothing here, so how can I believe in fight against corruption?

    February 10, 2011 @ 01:02:00PM aleks
  • It is hard to believe that they can fight corruption with decrees, regulations, etc. "Experts" - "economists" should do the job.

    February 8, 2011 @ 06:02:00PM laylo
  • To fight corruption, one does not have to start from the top. As they say: The fish rots from the head. The fish, not the bosses, but the people came up with this proverb to divert suspicion from themselves. And if people are afraid of officials, the authorities are not to blame. I went to a district akim in Almaty today and told her everything straight with witnesses being present, her subordinates. And there is nothing to be afraid of. It means we have to work on ourselves. If we have fear, increased anxiety too is a symptom of mental disorder. Officials are people too, and by the way I've never worked as an official so I did not even have a habit, and it was the first time I went to a big boss. She understood everything, I think, at least she did not interrupt me after I told her politely that she must give every visitor some time under the rules to speak out, I said. Because she would not let you open your mouth. She sat back there angry and did not even ask me why I came. She rejected me immediately, but I did not come there to be rejected. Apparently, we also got at them with our requests and smiles, and she has already developed a reflex towards smiling people. She thinks: Aha, this one came to beg again. Set yourself a task to visit a high official with some sort of an issue. If the mountain will not come to Muhammad, then Muhammad must go to the mountain, as they say. At the same time, do psycho training. But fear of the authorities is not a sign of the nation's health, as well as fearless knights, there are many among our people.

    February 8, 2011 @ 10:02:00AM Алия
  • Everything will be OK if everyone does his job properly and fair.

    February 8, 2011 @ 10:02:00AM janona
  • You think the president does not know about this? He simply can not deal with them anymore. Therefore, he must look for a person to replace him, a man of strong spirit, like Putin and Medvedev. This is a great team, that I can understand!

    February 8, 2011 @ 06:02:00AM Кто то
  • Good luck to everybody in the fight against corruption, it is high time!

    February 8, 2011 @ 03:02:00AM афанди
  • Shortly put, your fight against corruption is like "bees against honey."

    February 8, 2011 @ 03:02:00AM Слава
  • Don Quixote emerged in Uzbekistan. When we say an Uzbek, we mean corruption, and when we say corruption, we mean an Uzbek. How can one separate meat from the bones? Perhaps this is a new way to extort money. It is very interesting to see the result.

    February 8, 2011 @ 02:02:00AM Muhammadlatif
  • Look who is talking? It will take long and many heads will roll. I hope it is not just hot air as usual, it is only a law and cannot break the wall.

    February 7, 2011 @ 01:02:00PM Лена
  • A president fighting corruption is the same as a bee fighting honey.

    February 7, 2011 @ 04:02:00AM Вася
  • Long live our great president, Islam Karimov, he is a king of his people! Let there be justice and truth in our land.

    February 7, 2011 @ 02:02:00AM Соломон
  • As they say, the theater starts with a cloakroom. It is necessary to fight corruption from the top "echelons" of power - the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan, and the security forces of Uzbekistan. I often travel abroad and see that the international airport in Tashkent is stuffed with corruption, as well as all border checkpoints in Uzbekistan, how obstacles are created when one is going through border or customs controls. Tired air and bus passengers fall into the hands of corrupt officials and have to grease their palm to escape from the brothel where they find themselves as soon as possible.

    February 6, 2011 @ 02:02:00AM Рустам
  • Impunity breeds evil. When are we going to use punishment? Although, it is from the world of fiction. We will rather meet with aliens than tackle corruption.

    February 5, 2011 @ 03:02:00PM temur
  • Under Lenin's GOELRO plan Russia built 24 power plants in Uzbekistan helping the country achieve energy independence, whereas now they hold five-minute daily sessions of hate at the oppression museum. The country is riddled with corruption.

    February 5, 2011 @ 08:02:00AM юра
  • It is at least a step forward! Good job, Karimov! It is always easy to criticize, but look how much he has made and constructed. The laws are very good, but they are not properly enforced. I think someday all our laws will work properly. We're coming to this!

    February 4, 2011 @ 03:02:00PM ирина
  • Comments to: "Patriot Posted 22 days ago, but the NSS," and it also includes this organization. I do not think that they are clean, there are no clean people. They simply have more opportunities to cover up traces. On the issue, I can say: People are losing confidence in the law enforcement agencies, which implies a rise in corruption. To raise people's confidence, it is necessary to use the media more often to inform people about officials arrested. People should know and have trust in their law enforcement agencies to be confident that they will stand up for their security.

    February 4, 2011 @ 02:02:00PM Али
  • 2011 has been declared the year of fight against corruption. President Karimov made a speech saying he does not promise anything but he will try to fight himself! Do not write anything needless at websites because you will be redirected to!!!

    February 4, 2011 @ 03:02:00AM Алла
  • Yaa.. all the persons whose stated (in article) here are corrupted from A-Z, I know them all very well , ashame them ...

    February 3, 2011 @ 12:02:00PM Patriot
  • Perseverance wins. We can do everything, more importantly, that there is justice, there is the law, there are patriots of all nationalities and there is the President, a real one who loves the people and his homeland.

    February 3, 2011 @ 02:02:00AM
  • It is all good. I am very glad that our head of state deals with the issue. I live in Almaty, it is an industrial city, and one has to pay $400 to $800 for a manual job at steel works. This is lawlessness, please sort it out(

    February 3, 2011 @ 01:02:00AM Farruh

    February 2, 2011 @ 11:02:00PM Nodir
  • I am very glad this is happening in our country and I would like to make my contribution. I have an idea how to eliminate traffic jams in Tashkent and make people drive better without compulsion. Who should I approach to discuss it? Maybe, they will like the idea and use it.

    February 2, 2011 @ 12:02:00PM LEGIONER
  • @Настя You are talking as if you were at his home.... I think, Our president is doing all well. You can easily see that by contrasting with other Central Asian countries. We are developing maybe not too fast but stably.

    February 2, 2011 @ 10:02:00AM Jamshid
  • All good decrees by the President are emasculated by officials in their respective instructions. They (officials) have been building a system to control everyone and everything. For instance, the Central Bank reports a shortage of currency. That means you can make money on the black market by converting currency for businesses. As a result, there is a shortage of cash (businesses can buy currency only on the black market) and mistrust for banks because one cannot exchange money there or get back one's sums with losses and difficulties. Again, this is an opportunity for taking bribes. Minavtoprom has created a shortage of cars and now one has to pay a $1000 bribe to buy a car. Check out the cynicism - some models are only sold for foreign currency that will be sold in the black market tomorrow to the next buyer who gives it back to the car dealer)))) Too much state control enables officials to make money. This is ridiculous, one production company earns foreign currency and sells a stipulated part of it to the state, while to buy raw materials for foreign currency the same company needs to obtain a lot of authorizing signatures. I think they will just replace disloyal officials with loyal ones. That's all. Well, they can put some small fish in prison, but the system will remain unchanged)

    February 1, 2011 @ 11:02:00PM сергей

    February 1, 2011 @ 11:02:00PM работние
  • For what it's worth (and it's like to believe), would not it be easier to set up a "board" where any user can write and post the name and position of an extortioner, a bribe-taker. Surely intelligence operatives read it. Then let them check it. I myself would be happy to write it. There are some "comrades" working on a grand scale.

    February 1, 2011 @ 08:02:00PM Алексей
  • In the strict sense only in words, Leo Tolstoy!

    February 1, 2011 @ 06:02:00PM Хабиб
  • I believe the Republic of Uzbekistan pursues the right policy to fight corruption, and our government's response inspires people. I express my gratitude to the Government and especially to our President for supporting small businesses and business development.

    February 1, 2011 @ 03:02:00PM АНОНИМ
  • The first step is to compare the salaries of officials with his life being, house, car, activities he holds, as well as the child of theirs, universities they go to and their vacation destinations! Here you have an elementary hint! We need to bring these embezzlers to the state of "Koreiko", here's an additional inflow of capital into the state budget! And trials should be held publicly in the media, television, radio, etc. Without it, all will be useless! Corruption is an obstacle to the improvement and development of the mankind! It has been proved for thousands years!

    February 1, 2011 @ 01:02:00PM Абдумалик
  • Corruption, too many words and sentences, but nothing in practice...

    February 1, 2011 @ 05:02:00AM никто
  • Karimov will use it as a pretext to leave potential candidates without money in order not to finance his rivals. He has jailed all merchants anyway and now he seeks to deal with officials. He has forced his people on their knees.

    January 31, 2011 @ 07:01:00AM андрей
  • What you say is OK. I bought an apartment in 2006, five years later a heir emerges. A notary public had assured that everything was OK. In 2009, the heir takes me to court to evict me with five children. In late 2010, the court ordered my eviction. I appealed to the prosecutor but to no avail, suffered a heart attack and now I have no more guts to fight. We are renting a home now in another city and soon we'll have to move to a new place again. Is this fair?

    January 30, 2011 @ 10:01:00PM Саша
  • Commentators, listen to me. Stop saying only bad things about the government, start with yourselves and your loved ones. There are no problems that cannot be solved. There are only cowards and babblers. In today's information war our brains are stuffed with nonsense. Uzbekistan will never be someone else's. Let's solve problems together.

    January 30, 2011 @ 04:01:00AM
  • I agree with Ali! One cannot find a job without money, and even if you get a job and you are a smart guy, fools with connections make a career and get high pay anyway! This is the reason for poor performance and everything else! I would like to say that the same situation is observed not only in Uzbekistan but also everywhere, at least in Russia, for sure! So if they establish order here, then it will be perfect, therefore I want to live here and not run away somewhere to Russia, etc. So I support the measures! Let everything be arranged in a fair way, not for money!

    January 29, 2011 @ 04:01:00PM Не важно
  • The people have a saying, "The fish rots from its head". Our laws are fine, although some of them require adjustments and coordination with other laws and government decisions. But most importantly, they are not followed by the officials responsible for their enforcing and oversight (courts, prosecutors, public authorities, the constitutional court). Many people got used to giving formal replies, afraid to defend the law. For an ordinary citizen, an entrepreneur, it is difficult to ensure compliance with the law. You can call it a year of the fight against corruption, but if concrete steps are not taken towards the implementation of all articles of laws, decrees of the president and the government, it will remain on paper and people will laugh at decisions made. The loss of faith is the most important loss of the future. A special law is necessary to make officials responsible for formal replies, for deadline violations and violations of the legitimate interests of businesspeople and the population.

    January 28, 2011 @ 10:01:00AM Мила
  • It is high time to fight this evil.

    January 28, 2011 @ 01:01:00AM Жасур
  • "I'll not go to an anti-war rally, but I will go to a rally for peace all over the world," Margaret Thacher. So do I: "I am opposed to fight against corruption, I am for halol mehnat and halol daromad"

    January 28, 2011 @ 01:01:00AM Шохмурод
  • Corruption in Uzbekistan is systematic, and therefore it will be hard to deal with it because the whole system will resist. It is not enough to sack senior officials, a comprehensive approach is needed, including: increased penalties + public reprimand should exceed the benefits of a bribe. Creating an electronic database of all employees and records of all violations that could affect the career can influence the second item. Also it is necessary to conduct public hearings (in China, they show executions of corrupt officials on TV) and promote whistlers in a good sense of the word, this can also reduce the attractiveness of corruption. Finally, heavy fines for those who take and those who give will also help.

    January 27, 2011 @ 08:01:00PM Alex
  • If you cannot get a decent job without a bribe, what can you do? You have to pay. But it is right to fight it. If they send one corrupt official to jail, dozens of others will be afraid.

    January 26, 2011 @ 03:01:00PM аноним
  • I hope very much this will help us! I think there is no small or big corruption. Corruption is corruption and it is necessary to fight it!

    January 26, 2011 @ 04:01:00AM
  • 01/21/2011 it was a complete mess in Tashkent city court, a panel of judges, Parpiev, Salikhov and Ziganshin, they were cheerful and happy for some reason, and prosecutor Bazarova walked out of the courtroom when it came to putting my objections and comments on the record. She never sits in her place during hearings, always on the run, this was not a trial, but a comedy show. It is impossible to reach the justice and prosecution helpline. They hid the prosecutor's motion in my favor from me and removed it from the case file to please the rich defendant.

    January 26, 2011 @ 03:01:00AM Галя
  • It is a common knowledge that people with a law degree are the most corrupt ones. Under the directive, they will fight themselves, so the right hand will be fighting the left hand. For instance, if a store charges 5-10 percent extra, they make much fuss about it. But if the Andijan district notary public charges 50,000 sums instead of 1,400 sums (3,000 times higher rate), we cannot do anything because she is married to the prosecutor. It is necessary to involve small and medium-sized business people in fighting corruption because they are the ones who suffer the most. Big businesses are doing well, while workers and peasants lack education. They will engage in populism.

    January 26, 2011 @ 02:01:00AM махмуд
  • The Uzbeks are bribe-takers, this is in their nature.

    January 25, 2011 @ 06:01:00AM re
  • Do not lie about doctors, they have villas and houses at least as luxurious as the officials!!!

    January 24, 2011 @ 10:01:00AM аноним
  • The UAT Uchkuduk management extorts a lot of money from honest drivers!

    January 24, 2011 @ 06:01:00AM Николай
  • Amid corruption growing by leaps and bounds in the country, it all looks banal. Yes, corruption is like a weed, and if the state wants to get rid of it, it is certainly a good thing, but there is a very important point - who and how will root out this weed. Those charged with rooting it out are part of this corrupted system and if so, what do you think the output will be like? A way out is probably, as all remember, people's control teams formed of ordinary people (teachers, doctors, farmers, workers) in Soviet times. The same option can be used at this stage, say forming such a group, but it should not operate in their area of residence, but in another neighborhood, where there are no friends and relatives, and I assure you the effect would be colossal. If they catch someone now, relatives and friends with money and power free the culprit, thereby committing another crime. There is another option, although Uzbekistan declared a moratorium on the death penalty, culprits should be punished or tried publicly as they do in China where, you know, they do not pay attention to your rank and all are equal before the law. In any case, as long as corruption is not contained in the country, there will be no progress whatever they say about prosperity. People are tired of the empty talk of stringent measures, the government needs to prove to the people that the country has the law and everyone is equal before it. Only then people will believe in the state and in the future.

    January 23, 2011 @ 11:01:00PM Ulugbek
  • Nastya is right ... first, they need to introduce proper order in their environment, and then maybe people will believe this ...

    January 23, 2011 @ 05:01:00PM Каха
  • ... I can't stand laughing!!! Karimov should dismiss himself for corruption complicity and devastating the country=)

    January 23, 2011 @ 01:01:00PM Русик
  • Catch the thief!))))))))))))))))). This is ridiculous)))

    January 23, 2011 @ 05:01:00AM
  • It would be very nice if it were true! My poor Motherland.

    January 23, 2011 @ 04:01:00AM Zafar
  • Generally, everything that is being done in Uzbekistan to combat corruption is not fighting it, but aiding and abetting. Do you think it is possible in Europe to put a man in jail for taking bribes, say, after a year or two based only on a victim's testimony? In Uzbekistan, two witnesses are enough to point a finger and say that two years ago they gave an official a bribe amounting to N, and the latter will be sentenced to 10-15 years in prison without any material evidence (i.e. money or a video, or without applying special paint). You do not believe me? Come to Uzbekistan and ask prosecutors to publicly show case files, and you will see for yourselves.

    January 22, 2011 @ 04:01:00AM Алишер
  • It is impossible to buy a vehicle at GM dealership centers. The Uzavtoprom marketing department creates an artificial demand. This is the reason for bribery, or you have to buy with foreign currency, which not everyone has and which undermines the national sum's image, or you have to give a bribe. A man cannot save enough money for a car, and has to pay a bribe.

    January 21, 2011 @ 11:01:00PM

    January 20, 2011 @ 12:01:00PM ЭВЕЛИНА
  • Parkentsky and the rest are being demolished on the occasion of the year of entrepreneur?

    January 20, 2011 @ 12:01:00AM
  • It is necessary to fight corruption, then there will be a result.

    January 19, 2011 @ 11:01:00AM san
  • Damn it! Why are the teachers and doctors always the ones to be mistreated? How can one work for such a meager salary like this? They get by somehow... but the story does not say anything about officials building themselves villas...

    January 18, 2011 @ 04:01:00AM анонимный
  • As one comedian said, "Jokes are jokes, but there may be children!" This is the result. I have not achieved much yet but I was surprised that court proceedings took only three months. It was fantastic! But I am suspicious about the prosecutor's enthusiasm, is he going to investigate police officers as well?

    January 17, 2011 @ 08:01:00PM Та Та
  • All presidents should be checked for corruption first.

    January 16, 2011 @ 12:01:00PM Махсуд
  • Finally! They have become too impudent, you cannot get by without a bribe. My dad lost a lot of time trying to get his pension package. They overtly open boxes inviting people to give bribes, but if you pretend not to understand, they send you from one office to another so that people will get tired of waiting and offer a bribe themselves. The same thing in the passport office - those who pay get their passports without waiting in a short time, while those who do not pay wait for months. There are a lot of examples and everybody knows about it, but I do not understand why they keep silent.

    January 15, 2011 @ 01:01:00PM насиба
  • The fight against corruption in Uzbekistan cannot be completely eradicated because officials are mostly involved themselves surrounded by cronies. They are too tough to crack... They are connected with each other within state establishments. It is necessary to reshuffle the security and law enforcement agencies. That is why corruption is on the rise in the public sector. One can always talk about and discuss small bribes among the population. But people welcomed the dismissal by I. Karimov of the Samarkand region hokim amid a corruption controversy. Karimov should reshuffle the higher echelons of the government and small-scale corruption will disappear. I always support the president's orders and proposals, God bless our president with health and long life. He deserves respect and love of ordinary people.

    January 15, 2011 @ 11:01:00AM Раззак
  • The legend is good, but hard to believe in!

    January 15, 2011 @ 08:01:00AM шарипова
  • Gifts are given to kindergarten teachers on all possible and impossible holidays ... try not to give money, you'll have a hard time...

    January 15, 2011 @ 06:01:00AM Николай

    January 15, 2011 @ 06:01:00AM Хасанбой
  • The quote, "Thanks to this project, people can contact officials directly, and they, for their turn, can promptly react to problems." Officials are not that savvy to react to e-mails, let alone to react promptly.

    January 14, 2011 @ 09:01:00AM trey
  • I think we are mature enough to address this issue on our own without signing the UN convention. This should be normal for any official. Although I understand it may be difficult to overcome.

    January 14, 2011 @ 06:01:00AM Равшан
  • It is good that fight against corruption will be intensified. An order should be given to district departments to warn day care center and school employees against extorting money from parents for various non-existent foundations. Believe me, most of them will not take a single kopeck after signing a certain paper because they will be aware of possible punishment. I wish everyone luck in fighting corruption.

    January 14, 2011 @ 05:01:00AM флюра
  • It is necessary to start with officials such as prosecutors, courts, the police, except for the NSC. I have not ever heard of secret agents taking bribes in Uzbekistan. Good job! The whole world recognizes you. I congratulate you on having a good reputation. I think it is necessary to task the NSC with establishing order among these corrupt prosecutors and judges. Others would stop taking bribes out of fear. I wish you success in your noble intentions, come on guys, support our respected president!

    January 13, 2011 @ 12:01:00PM Патриот
  • Here we go again, the whole republic is mired in corruption. It will take decades to fight it. They ask for money everywhere, and it is necessary to talk to people more often so that these people will not be afraid of the authorities. And it is necessary to boost production beginning with education because they employ people with fake diplomas, and these students do more harm to the economy than good. But the government plans to shorten instruction from 11 to 9 years, so instead of developing, the nation becomes more stupid. Managers must also be educated. Recently, they have appointed Sanakulov K.S. as head of NGMK. He was responsible for the stoppage and bankruptcy of ANGMK. Do people who appointed him have any brain at all? He began with unpopular measures such as cutting leave allowances, working conditions have deteriorated, and people are working in hazardous conditions while they get paid as if they are working in normal conditions. That was the reason why many leading specialists fled abroad. The factory may stop, it is suffering heavy economic losses because they are replaced with people who used to work in the field planting potatoes and now they are driving heavy duty trucks and operate excavators. This causes a great damage to the equipment. So our state does not have a great future but a great past.

    January 13, 2011 @ 05:01:00AM али
  • If you are talking about corruption, start with the Mirzo-Ulugbek Civil Court. One will never have enough money. They are taking bribes without remorse, saying straight you gonna lose if you do not pay.

    January 13, 2011 @ 03:01:00AM Даша
  • I think you are making a step, but they will be discussing this law for 10 years. And again, it would be better to consider the issue of cash available to the population and the issue of fuel availability at gas stations.

    January 12, 2011 @ 04:01:00PM zhandos
  • It is high time to fight this evil.

    January 12, 2011 @ 03:01:00AM Одил
  • It is ridiculous that you say they are fighting. Their president should defeat corruption at home first, and if he overcomes his daughters, I will believe he can handle the country.

    January 7, 2011 @ 10:01:00PM Настя
  • Fighting windmills

    January 6, 2011 @ 11:01:00PM mihkhin