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Helmand PC links bad governance to acting officials

Helmand PC links bad governance to acting officials

Jun 01, 2015 - 15:52

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A number of provincial council members of southern Helmand province on Monday said that acting officials serving as heads of various departments were causing serious problems in the province.

Karim Attal, head of the provincial council, told Pajhwok Afghan News the council was unable to resolve people’s problems because most of the departments were headed by acting officials.

“People have reposed trust on us and they now share their problems with us but we could not resolve their problems. The government has so far does not replace the acting officials,” he added.

In addition, the governor’s house and some other government departments were also run by acting officers that caused security problems, he said, urging the government to introduce new governor for the province to help resolve people’s problems.

Attal noted that the new governor should prioritize improving security situation and law and order in the province, which would leave positive impact on other sectors.

A provincial council member Bashir Ahmad Shakir said the council could not serve people the way the masses expected them.

His colleague Baryali Nazar said the provincial council was striving to tackle people’s problems through all available channels.

He added that the problem was not only in Helmand, but the councils in all provinces were faced with the same problems.

Helmand province has 15 members, including three of them female.



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