Kandahar PC has no achievement so far: Dastgiri
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Due to a weak administrative board and several other impediments the southern Kandahar provincial council has no tangible achievement in the last seven months, a member of the council said.
Haji Agha Lalai Dastgiri, provincial council member, told Pajhwok Afghan News delay in announcement of the elections’ result and the subsequent strike by the provincial council members to gain the oversight right of the local departments were the reasons that hampered the work of the Kandahar council.
But he insisted it was a weak management at the council level that was the major reason for lack of achievements.
“I don’t think if the provincial council could achieve anything in the future also because good work happens when the administrative board has good plans and ability to bring good discipline to the council. Unfortunately these traits could not be found in the council’s leadership,” he added.
Despite all the problems he added members of the council once travelled to Kabul and held meetings with several ministers regarding the prevalent challenges in Kandahar.
Haji Nematullah Sherdeli, another member of the council, rejected allegation regarding a weak administrative board.
He said it was Agha Lalai’s personal views, but the council’s administrative board was elected as a result of transparent voting.
Kandahar provincial council has 19 members. During the administrative board elections Haji Sayed Jan Khakrezwal was voted as the head, Haji Sayed Jan Khakrezwal as the deputy head and Khalida Ahmadi was elected as the council’s secretary.
Sherdeli said it wasn’t only the administrative board members but each and every member of the council that worked and had the responsibility to address people’s problems.
“We just need some more time. We have plans to do a lot,” he added.
The provincial council had resolved several issues of irrigation and land disputes that could have caused enmity among local communities, he said.
Provincial councils monitored the activities of education department and projects of National Solidarity Programs in several districts and suspended all the projects which did not do their jobs properly, he noted.
He also referred to Provincial council members’ recent visit to Kabul where they discussed the issues with concerned ministers.
Khalida Ahmadi, a secretary of provincial council, said she had shared with central government the issues and problems of the female students with regards to scholarships and education issues.
Khalida had plan to form a committee, in the frame work of provincial council, which could only focus on women issues and would pressurize concerned ministers for resolving women’s issues.
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