Enemy wants Afghanistan split into two parts: Ghani
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday said illegal armed groups should not be allowed to operate in villages, insisting on enhanced government’s writ in districts and provinces.
Speaking at the 5th national conference of community development councils on village level in Kabul, Ghani said stability started from villages, then districts then provinces and at last at the central government, thus all activities should be carried out in consultations with village councils.
The government has decided to change the National Solidarity Programme (NSP) into “a citizen commitment programme” that would deliver the services across the country over the next four years starting from least developed provinces while budget for the NSP would also be allocated next year, he said.
Calling village development councils’ role as vital for security, stability and solidarity of the country, Ghani said: “There is rule of law in the country and anybody who takes arm against the legitimate system of Afghanistan, take them out of villages.”
The president said water and land were the country’s big capital and his government would struggle to make the country self-sufficient in agriculture.
Ghani said Afghanistan waters were wasted in form of floods or unused, but over the next 10 years, Afghanistan would not let a drop of its water to be wasted by blowing into other countries and would use it as efficient as fuel.
“The enemies want to divide the country into two parts, but we would never allow them to divide Afghanistan,” he said, adding that insurgents set afire schools and targeted mosques, so the Afghans must cooperate with police in maintaining security.
The president also asked members of the development councils to struggle against propagandas hatched by enemies of the country and prove to them that Afghanistan was not a place for war, but a territory of peace and security.
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