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