12 Jul 2013 11:19

HAVANA, July 5 (BERNAMA-NNN-XINHUA) -- Cuba will launch its Eighth Internal Control National Audit on Oct 21 as part of the government's fight against corruption, a senior official of the Comptroller General Office announced Thursday.

The one-month audit campaign will look into programmes including building materials sales in the provinces of Santiago de Cuba and Guantanamo, which were hit hard by Hurricane Sandy last October.

Other programmes to be audited involve export subsidies, the granting of land use permits, direct trade between farmers and tourism entities, the implementation of the 17 recently-adopted measures on agricultural cooperatives and state payments to private entities.

The Comptroller General Office was created by the the government of Cuban leader Raul Castro in 2009 to fight corruption and strengthen law enforcement in the country.

The last general audit was held six months ago, when 34 per cent of the surveyed state-run entities showed deficiencies.