Khost municipality’s income up by 50pc, says mayor
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The revenue of the municipality department of southeastern Khost province has increased by 50 percent over last year’s returns, the mayor said on Thursday.
Speaking at a gathering organised by local businessmen in Khost City, the provincial capital, Mayor Karamat Khan Khpalwak linked the 33 million afghanis increase in income to enhanced cooperation between traders and the municipality.
The mayor said corruption in his department had extensively been prevented and those somehow involved in the menace had been removed.
Khpalwak said residents of Khost City were satisfied to some extent with services the municipality offered, but illegal interference into the municipality affairs by some government officials had created hurdles in the way of implementing a number of basic infrastructural development projects.
He said those interfering in his department’s affairs were directors of some provincial departments and if someone wanted he could name them to the media.
Addressing the gathering, Khost police chief Brig. Gen. Faizullah Ghairat said people’s cooperation with security forces had resulted in satisfactory security environment in Khost City, where crimes had reduced.
“Praising security forces and cooperating with them encourage us to overcome our shortcomings and defend our people and the soil,” the police chief said.
He urged the people of Khost to further increase their cooperation with security forces.
Participants of the gathering presented traditional turbans to the mayor and the police chief and placed them on their heads in recognition of their services. They also gave away appreciation certificates to the two officials.
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