Kandahar departments’ performance being evaluated
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): A delegation from the Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (MEC) has arrived in southern Kandahar province to evaluate the governmental department’s performance.
Samim Khpalwak, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the seven-member delegation headed by Dr. Yama Turabi met with Governor Dr. Humayoon Azizi and provincial council head Haji Sayed Jan Khakrezwal.
He added the delegation would closely look at anti-corruption efforts in the province and would also evaluate the performance of local officials and departments.
The delegation’s head Yama Turabi said matters of land usurpation and taxing the foreign imported goods would also include in the evaluation.
He added the donor organisations’ activities would also be controlled that have implemented some projects without any coordination with local government.
Kandahar governor has said that insecurity, financial difficulties, lack of oversight and some officials’ incompetence were a major reason behind administrative graft in the province.
For instance, he said, the irrigation department in the province had been allocated $550 million in the last 13 years but still the farmers faced shortages of water.
The governor has reportedly initiated measures to evaluate performance of the local bodies.
Few days back, the irrigation department head and his three colleagues were introduced to Attorney’s office on charges of embezzlement.
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