Provincial council has no gains in Ghazni: Residents
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Residents of southern Ghazni province said provincial council had not achieved anything during last two years.
The council has 19 seats and some of its members are blamed for getting seats fraudulently.
Dr. Abdul Ghani Bahaduri, former member of the council said the current council was an unsuccessful and ineffective and it could not represent people.
If the existing council had achieved anything, they could put that as an example before people and then people would accept them as members, he said
Calling the first round of provincial council as successful, Bahaduri said they had done a lot for people and solved their problems.
"The first provincial council had banned two NGOs which were working illegally while we were also monitoring the developmental activities of government departments on monthly basis, he said.
Wakil Ahmad Mashal, member of regional council of Qarabagh district said members of the council had gained the seats without the votes of the people and that was the reason they were not taking any responsibility of work for people.
Most of the council members were busy in their personal affairs, he said.
According to Muhibullah Khpalwak, the former district chief of Qarabagh, none of the council members had visited the district in the last two year while even nothing was done by them in the provincial capital.
Locals were also not happy with those members and complained they came to their offices, just for spending time.
"He came to the provincial capital Ghazni city to get national identity card and waited for two hours until a member of the council singed his application," said Habib Jan, resident of Zana Khan district.
There were two members of the council in the office, but both of them refused to verify my application as the member I had voted was not there at that time, he said.
Amir Khan, a resident of Qarabagh district also complained he had land dispute and visited the council office several times but no one solved his problem.
"There are so many problems in governmental departments and that is why people are referring to Taliban for solution of their problems," he said.
Office of the previous provincial council remained close for one year due to dispute with provincial administration while the current one has also the same issue.
Abdul Wali Khanzada, secretary of the council admitted council's failure to some extent and said worse security situation and lack of cooperation by the provincial administration had caused the ineffectiveness.
Juma Khan Tarakai, member of the council said some members did not have any sense of responsibility and they must do their duties.
According to the governor Musa Akbarzada, he had helped the council in every aspect and even he was inviting a member of the council to his weekly administrative meeting.
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