About KZT173bn will be directed to Kazakhstan MIA reform
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Within three years, 173 billion tenge will be allocated for reform of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said delivering his State-of-the-Nation Address at the joint session of the Parliament chambers, Kazpravda.kz reports. "One of the most urgent tasks remains a full-fledged reform of the law enforcement system. 173 billion tenge will be allocated for reform of the Ministry of Internal Affairs over three years. These funds will be used to increase wages, rent housing, and create modern police front-offices on the principle of public service centers," Tokayev said.
He noted that the police work quality depends on the prestige of the police service itself.
"The image of the police as a power tool of the state will gradually become a thing of the past. The police will become a body providing services to citizens to ensure their safety. At the first stage, it is necessary to reorganize the work of the administrative police Committee by the end of 2020, to do this in a proper manner," Tokayev concluded.