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Mismanagement by acting governors leads to more corruption: WJ

Mismanagement by acting governors leads to more corruption: WJ

Apr 04, 2015 - 19:28

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, Speaker Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon or lower house of parliament, on Saturday said management by acting governor’s in provinces has led to massive corruption and mismanagement of a number of affairs.

The unity government took over on September 30, 2014. Only three provinces have got new governors, while the rest of the provinces were being administrated by acting governors.

Bashir Ahmad Tah Yanj, a lawmaker from northwestern Faryab, expressed concerns by saying that security situation went deteriorated and management by acting governors had led to massive corruption in provinces.

Another Wolesi Jirga member Ghulam Hussain Nasari also voiced same concerns over the prolonged governance of administrative officials. He said some armed men with the support of acting governors had caused law and order situation.

He urged members of the house to give trust vote to introduce ministers as soon as possible in order to put an end to the governance of acting officials. Currently, 17 ministries were being administered by the acting ministers.

A lawmaker from Kapisa province said armed men who had the support of governor had killed and wounded six of a family close to the police headquarters.

Iqbal Safi said due to poor performance of provincial government insecurity was spreading by each passing day. The issue, he said had been discussed with the president but to no avail.

Ibrahim said the work of acting governors for more than two months was against established. He said Afghans wanted bolstered security and order. He urged the president to name responsible officials to replace the acting governors.



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