Cuban President, Miguel Diaz-Canel during his opening speech at the ordinary session of the National Assembly of People’s Power, has called on citizens of Cuba to join in the fight against corruption in the country.
Canel said; “fighting corruption is not only a task of the government and the police force but a mission for the whole society.”
Cuban authorities consider corruption as a major threat to the country, with the potential to undermine its socialist ideology to a greater degree than the current financial crisis.
The Office of the Comptroller General reported in May that a national audit of 361 state-owned entities had discovered economic damage worth over one billion U.S. dollars.
The office added that 1,251 people had been sanctioned as a result.
“There will be no impunity for the offenders,” Comptroller General of Cuba Gladys Bejerano
The office was founded by former President Raul Castro in 2009 to bolster anti-corruption measures,
especially in the state-run entrepreneurial sector.