Woman appointed as Kabul custom director
The reshuffle was aimed at eliminating corruption, boosting revenue, utilising staff capacity and improvement of general situation of department, the minister of finance said.
Hazrat Omar Zakhelwal told a press conference that a woman had been appointed as head of the Kabul Customs Department for the first time ever.
“The changes, approved by the president, would help achieve our major goal of making Afghanistan economically self-reliant,” he said, hoping for a marked improvement in the ministry’s performance.
The appointments had been made on merit, he insisted. “I will try to resolve people’s problems, especially traders’ problems.”
Amina Ahmadi, the custom head, pledged to streamline all procedures of her department.
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