President announces aid package for quake-hit people
KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential Palace on Tuesday promised delivering British aid to 7,100 earthquake-hit people and ordered the authorities to submit report on the transparent distribution to the Chief Executive Office.
At least 115 persons were killed, 500 others wounded and 7,000 homes destroyed last month when a 7.7 magnitude earthquake shook north and northeastern parts of the country, including Kabul.
A statement from the Presidential Palace quoted President Ashraf Ghani as saying the aid would be distributed to families whose houses had been destroyed in the natural disaster.
The assistance -- five million pounds in emergency aid and 10 million pounds for the rehabilitation and development of irrigation and agriculture development -- has been provided by the British government.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah, British the ambassador and other officials were present on the occasion. The president directed the authorities to submit a report on the distribution process to the CEO to ensure transparency.
Abdullah listed serving the people as a priority for the government of national unity, which had already assisted the victims within available resourcessoon after the earthquake.
Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.