Desperate for change, masses dub unity govt a failure
KABUL (Pajhwok): As Tuesday marked the completion of one year of the unity government, residents of different provinces said the regime had miserably failed to honour its pledges.
After their inauguration, the unity government leaders made strong pledges to improve security, create jobs and lure investment.
Mohammad Nawab, a university student, told Pajhwok Afghan News the government leaders had failed to materialise their election campaign promises.
The 25-year-old lamented a majority of the educated youth were leaving the country after they were disappointed by the government. He warned if the situation did not improve, worst things would happen.
Ahmad Batash, a bachelor’s degree holder, said: “It seems the government doesn’t have the intension to serve the people.” During their one year in office, the leaders only did one thing that was appointing their campaigners to high government posts, he said.
He said the security situation had deteriorated and the prices of necessary commodities jumped and unemployment and corruption increased.
Zubaida, a teacher, said the incumbent government’s one year was the worst period in her 22 years of life.
Mohammad Nasim, a resident of Charikar, the capital of central Parwan province, said people had lost their trust in the unity government which proved the most corrupt in the country’s history.
The 24-year-old claimed no development had taken place areas of security, economy and employment.
Waisuddin Farhangyar, a resident of Faryab province, said no major development took place during the one year rule of the unity government led by President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah
Mohammad Hussain Sadaqat in Bamyan province said the youth were leaving the country because the government had nothing to offer them while the internal situation was out of the government control.
However, Hamidullah, a resident of Kunduz province, said the government had some achievements. He said people must remain cooperative with the system for more successes.
He said due to the lack of foreign aid, the government had been facing problems and could not perform well in some areas such as security and economy.
President Ghani, who chaired a Cabinet meeting on Monday, directed all the ministries and government departments to explain his government’s achievements to the people.
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