80pc of public offices lack buildings in Logar towns
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The governor on Wednesday said 33 percent government departments in the provincial capital and 80 percent in districts of central Logar province were without buildings of their own.
Explaining his administration’s next 100-day action plan, Mohammad Halim Fidai said strengthening coordination among district and provincial departments, collecting taxes in an organised and smooth way, delivering needed civic services and creating jobs for hundreds of youth had been part of the previous 100-day action plan.
The governor said they planned to improve contacts between the provincial capital and districts and to strengthen the preservation system of schools and seminaries in the next action plan.
Resolving land disputes, ensuring effective delivery of urban services, simplifying the recruitment procedure in the military and police forces and appointment leaders of the municipality and some other departments were part of the new plan, he explained.
Fidai said they would try to improve the capacity of government servants during the next 100 days, discourage administrative corruption and complete projects which could not be finished over the past 14 years.
He also said 80 percent of police, intelligence and education offices in districts and 33 percent in Pul-i-Alam lacked buildings.
“I plan to give proper attention to the construction of buildings for these government offices,” he said, adding the said offices were currently housed in private structures against rent, impeding their working process.
The next action plan also included the launch of construction work on the second Logar-Kabul highway lane, increasing women’s presence in government departments and accelerating the electricity supply system, the governor said.
However, he complained government officials and parliament did not consider enough budgets for Logar province.
“We receive insufficient funds which are also often delayed. How can we effectively maintain affairs in such a situation,” asked the governor.
Fidai said they would try to use general and development budgets allocated to Logar in-time, promising serious attention to the security of the province during the next 100 days.
“Almost all Logar is in our hands,” asserted the governor, who called as essential people’s cooperation with security forces in maintaining security.
The governors of several other provinces have also unveiled their next 100-day action plans.
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