Unfilled key govt posts behind insecurity: CMSJ
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Civic Movement for Social Justice (CMSJ) on Thursday urged the government to fill the remaining key posts left vacant with the change in government in order to overcome the vacuum.
Wolesi Jirga or lower house of parliament approved the remaining 16 ministers-designate last week, but the defence minister portfolio remains vacant.
Other institutions being headed by acting officials are Supreme Court, Attorney General’s Office (AGO), Da Afghanistan Bank, Kabul Municipality, and governors of some provinces.
Ahmad Zaki, head of CMSJ, told journalists in Kabul people suffered for months following political wrangling until the formation of unity government. “The latest wave of insecurity and widespread poverty have paralyzed the people virtually.”
He said differences between President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah had deprived the country to have a defence minister.
Based on reports, the two leaders have finally agreed on a candidate to head the defence ministry.
Zaki went on to say that government’s negligence encouraged insecurity, corruption and increased poverty and unemployment.
Ainudin Bek, another CMSJ official, said the government's failure to initiate proper programmes had disappointed the masses.
“The differences have led to unprecedented incidents of killings such as the case of Farkhunda, suicide attacks in Nangarhar, and beheading of soldiers in Badakhshan,” he added. Bek welcomed completion of the cabinet, but said the law and order continued to deteriorate .
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