Afghan tax and custom revenues increased by 10 percent in 2019
Ministry of Finance (MoF), has said in a statement that it has collected 160
billion afghanis from tax and custom revenues since the beginning of the
current fiscal year (1398) which shows a 10 percent increase as compared to
said that 66 billion afghanis have been collected from custom revenues and the
remaining 94 billion afghanis is coming from tax revenues.
to the statement, 318 billion afghanis (71.7%) of the 399 billion national
budget have been consumed so far which indicates a 34.5 billion increase as
compared to last year.
ministry said that Afghan government has spent 92 billion of its development
budget and 226 billion of its normal budget.
statement further detailed that the acting minister of finance, Mohammad
Homayoun Qayyumi, has asked MoF’s budget, revenue, and treasury officials to
improve coordination with governors and other ministries to collect the
country’s national incomes.
after President Ghani instructed the MoF on Friday, October 01, to work in
coordination with all 34 governors across the country for collecting national
Though some progresses have made in recent years and the national revenues have increased, Afghanistan still remains highly dependent on foreign aid to pay most of its expenses.
statement issued today, October 03, the MoF said that State Secretary of the
German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Martin
Jaeger, met with Qayyumi and vowed to pay an additional 6.2 billion afghanis in
aid to Afghanistan.
With that amount, the total financial commitment of Germany to Afghanistan sums up to 18.1 billion afghanis in the year 2019.
to good governance, sustainable economic development and employment, urban
development and municipal infrastructure will help the government of
Afghanistan move towards efficiency and self-sustainability,” Qayyumi was
quoted as saying while thanking German government for its continued support to
stated that Germany is prepared to support Afghanistan. “Germany will continue
to play a prominent role as a long-term supporter of Afghanistan,” he further
went on to note that Germany is eager to maintain its commitment conditioned on
the Afghan government increases its anti-corruption measures, promotes good governance,
and implement reforms.
other hand, the United States of America has pressed the Afghan government to
take tough anti-corruption measures.
Department cut USD 100 million in aid for Afghanistan on September 19 over what
it said “Afghan government’s inability to transparently manage US government
the Afghan government to demonstrate a clear commitment to fight corruption, to
serve the Afghan people and to maintain their trust,” Secretary of State Mike
Pompeo said in the statement.
The Trump administration suspended USD 60 million of aid to the Afghan government’s National Procurement Authority.