Deputy head accuses Ghazni PC of inefficiency
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Deputy head of Provincial Council (PC) in southern Ghazni province on Sunday alleged majority of members were illiterate, in collusion of land grabbing and were indifferent to resolve problems of people in this remote province.
Abdul Jami Jami in his an exclusive interview told Pajhwok Afghan News said that PC members failed to materialize their pledges made with people during canvassing.
PC could begin work on due date because the results were announced after seven months of delay, he added. In addition, members did not attend council’s session for over a month due to Wolesi Jirga decision to shrink their powers of observation over local departments.
PCs members rejoined their offices after presidential decree allowing them to exercise their powers of evaluation and observation.
According to Jami, PC was dominated by warlords who did not have understanding of law and complex issue.
“The last tenure of PC was more active than us. We did not serve the people during the last few months in office,” Jami acknowledged.
He said tribal balance was not kept in mind as far as representation of people is concerned. Majority of candidates had been in the council for personal interests.
He said PC members were under immense pressure from Wolesi Jirga members and they adopted the policy guided by the lower house members.
He alleged Ghazni PC did not perform its constitutional responsibility and remain a burden on government.
About investigative role of the council, he said: “We are downed by 90 percent in evaluation and scrutiny of provincial government departments.”
He alleged majority of council members were inefficient of resolving problems of masses. According to Jami, majority of members did not attend office for months.
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