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President Hamid Karzai (file photo) (epa)
14 November 2005 -- President Hamid Karzai has ordered Afghan cabinet ministers and other officials to provide the public with a written account of their accomplishments and activities during the past year.
A statement issued by the presidential palace late on 13 November said an "Accountability Week" will start 19 November and last until 24 November to mark the first anniversary of the establishment of Afghanistan's elected government.
The statement says that in addition to providing written reports to the public in plain language, ministers and heads of departments will be required to appear before free media to answer questions about their work.
The statement says President Karzai emphasizes the importance of accountability and transparency in government work and reiterates his resolve to institutionalize accountability in the government system.