Slow-paced trust vote process irks senators
Lawmakers believed the government had miserably failed to improve law and order. They underlined swift completion of cabinet so that officials could focus on their constitutionally mandated duties.
It has been seven months since the unity government was formed, but the cabinet is yet to be completed.
Eight ministers had officially assumed charge after they were granted the trust vote, a process underway for another 16 cabinet picks.
Of the 16 ministers-designate, Abdul Bari Jahani, a nominee for Information and Cultural Affairs Ministry, maintained dual citizenship and the lower house would allow him to explain his future plan once he gives up his foreign citizenship, the Wolesi Jirga administrative commission had said.
Anarkali Hunaryar, a lawmaker from Khost province, raised the issue of the delay in cabinet formation, saying security and economic conditions of the country have been on downward trend due to the acting officials.
She urged Wolesi Jirga to award vote of confidence to the ministers-designate without further delay. She noted ministers with poor performance should be disqualified in future.
Another lawmaker Gulali Akbari expressed similar views by saying that acting officials were contributing to bad law and order.
Nabya Mustafazada, a lawmaker from Jawzjan province, urged Wolesi Jirga to expedite the trust vote’s process. She noted international community would not extend financial assistance to Afghanistan in the presence of acting officials.
Chairman Senate Fazal Hadi Muslimyar said with the completion of cabinet, economic and security situation of the country would improve considerably. He urged the lower house not to delay the trust vote process and let the cabinet to be formed soon.
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