Road to economic self-sufficiency long, bumpy: Oghli
KABUL (Pajhwok): Sardar Mohammad Rahman Oghli, the presidential nominee to head the Ministry of Economy, on Sunday pledged to fight corruption and work for the country’s economic prosperity.
Explaining his programmes to lawmakers, he praised Afghanistan’s socio-political and economic achievements in the last decade, saying the country had to travel a long and bumpy road to self-sufficiency.
He believed Afghanistan still had many economic challenges and he, if confirmed as minister, would work hard to overcome them.
He identified dependency on foreign aid, lack of investment in the manufacturing industry, focus on short-term investments and low domestic income as main challenges.
“If I couldn’t make you proud, I will make sure that you won’t regret voting for me,” remarked Oghli, who promised bringing professionalism to the ministry and hiring qualified people. “I will fight against corruption to improve the economy.”
Sardar Mohammad Rahman Oghli is a son of Rahman Bai and was born in Faryab province. He has a degree from Kabul’s Polytechnic University and has got higher education from Ukraine.
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