Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Female Ghor governor pledges to empower women

Female Ghor governor pledges to empower women

Jul 01, 2015 - 17:35

FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): The newly-appointed female governor for western Ghorinfo-icon province on Wednesday took charge with pledges to fight administrative graft, resolve tribal disputes, improve security and empower womeninfo-icon.

Seema Juinda was welcomed at a ceremony arranged in her honour, in which thousands of people took part. Seema, who previously represented Ghor in the parliament, expressed her gratitude to the unity government for appointing her as the governor of Ghor province for the first time.

Seema, a former teacher, said bridging the gap between residents and the government and increasing coordination among local departments including civil-military agencies would be her top priority.

She said women had been neglected in Ghor and she would try to bring about positive changes in their lives.

“Now that the government has appointed me as governor, they should also support me in bringing reforms and fighting corruption, otherwise working would be difficult,” she remarked.

She announced support for the provincial council, civil societyinfo-icon organizations and media, stressing their role in combating corruption.

Abdul Hameed Nateqi, provincial council member, told Pajhwok Afghan News problems were more in the province. He welcomed appointment of female governor. “We hope the new governor take serious steps in ensuring security and fighting corruption.”

Earlier, the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) nominated her for the position. IDPG spokesman Tawab Ghorzang told Pajhwok Afghan News Ms Seema replaced Syed Anwar Rahmati.

Ms. Seema was born in 1982 in the Chaghcharan district of Ghor province. She has also served at the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development and Ministry of Educationinfo-icon.



Related Article

Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.



Twitter Update