Kunduz governor vows security, jobs
KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): The newly-appointed governor on Thursday assured he would use all possible options to improve security in northern Kunduz province.
After a series of attacks and growing insecurity, the unity government reshuffled the provincial leadership and security bosses.
The government appointed Mohammad Omar Safi as new governor, Gen. Abdul Saboor as new police chief and Gen. Gul Nabi Wardak as intelligence department head.
In his maiden speech after being inaugurated, Safi said nothing special had been done in Kunduz over the past 13 years, but the unity government was committed to serving the masses.
He said during his first days in office he would assess reasons behind insecurity and would try to stabilise the province.
Safi, who holds a Master’s in Security and Threat Management from Britain’s Leicester University, said eliminating corruption would be his second top priority after security.
He also promised creating jobs for educated youth. “I won’t allow anyone to play with security and the fate of our people,” the official added.
About his economic development programmes, the governor said the CASA-1000 power project, Chardara district gas project, Turkmenistan-Afghanistan railroad and construction of a dam on Amur River would be given a priority.
MP Fatima Azizi and provincial council head Mohammad Yousuf Ayubi also spoke on the occasion and stressed the need for improved security. They urged the governor to work honestly toward resolving people’s problems.
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