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Cuba launches national audit against corruption, complacency

Havana, Oct 22, (RHC), -- Cuba's Comptroller General launched a nationwide audit Monday to root out corruption and complacency at some 300 state-run companies.

As part of the campaign, about 1,700 auditors, including experts from the National Association of Economists and Accountants (ANEC) and the Bureau of Standards, with the help of students and professors from faculties of accounting, industrial engineering, agronomy, law, and economy, are fanned out across the country.

From now through Nov. 22, auditors will be scrutinizing companies involved in food production; those that sell construction materials, especially in the eastern provinces of Santiago de Cuba and Guantanamo, which were hit by Hurricane Sandy in October, 2012; entities that lease government land to private farmers; export-importers and others.

The audit "aims to check the orderliness of state entities, and correct, rectify, verify and improve their conditions," said Comptroller General Gladys Bejerano.

Cuban leader Raul Castro has taken on corruption and inefficiency since taking office in 2008, warning "we will be relentless."

In 2009, he established the General Comptroller's Office to fight corruption and strengthen institutions. /Source: XINHUA


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