New Jawzjan governor formally assumes office
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Maulvi Lotfullah Azizi on Wednesday officially took charge as governor of northern Jawzjan province, vowing to launch four key projects during his first year in office.
Speaking at an introduction ceremony in the provincial capital, Shiberghan, the new governor said he would launch the four major projects on a top priority basis.
He identified the projects as an agricultural farm, construction of 2,500 residential flats for teachers, establishing water canals in Shiberghan and a 200-bed hospital.
These projects would be launched and completed during his first year in office, the governor promised. The projects will help create thousands of jobs for residents.
“If I come to know someone is taking bribes or is accused of embezzlement and corruption, I will deal with them personally,” he warned.
Inayatullah Babur Farahmand, a member of parliament, said the security situation in Jawzjan had deteriorated, with crime incidents like murder and abductions on the rise.
He mentioned lack of electricity, potable and irrigation water as other grievances of residents and urged the new governor to promote a reward and punishment culture across the board.
Abdul Qadir, deputy head of the provincial council, said: “We will fully support the governor and cooperate with him.” He asked the governor to pay special heed to problems of insecurity and electricity.
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