H.E. the President of the National Anti-Corruption Commission Dr. Khalid bin Abdulmohsen Al-Muhaisen confirmed that budget for this fiscal year 2019 announced by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques as the largest budget in the history of the Kingdom and it aims at supporting economic growth in the Kingdom, raise spending efficiency and achieve financial sustainability and stability within the objectives of the vision of the Kingdom 2030. The declaration of the budget reflects the strength of the Saudi economy and the correctness of financial and administrative measures and reforms implemented by the State, in order to raise the level of performance and efficiency of public spending resulting in this outstanding numbers which included various state facilities.
Al-Muhaisen pointed out that what was allocated for the service sectors, especially the sectors of education, health and social development, which accounted for more than 33% of the budget, represents the state's interest in the most important areas related to the well-being of the citizens. The issuance of the honorable order also for the continuous disbursement of the cost of living allowance for the second year in a row represents this firm approach to the leadership's keenness on what would improve the standard of living of the citizens.
Al-Muhaisen stressed that what the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques mentioned regarding the promotion of transparency and what the budget figures showed, will motivate us in the National Anti-Corruption Commission to continue efforts to do more in terms of fighting corruption and dissemination of the values of integrity and transparency in continuation of the approach led by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and The Crown Prince in fighting corruption.
At the end of his statement, the head of the National Anti-Corruption Commission stressed on the importance of the role of citizens in the development process and to benefit from the advantages and benefits of protecting the country's achievements in all fields, congratulating everyone on the achievements attained by the declaration of this year's budget.