Some Takhar districts remain deprived of development projects
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Residents of some districts of northern Takhar province on Thursday complained no development projects have been executed in their areas over the past few years.
Habib Rahman, an inhabitant of Namak Ab district, told Pajhwok Afghan News the government had not paid any attention to development projects in the town.
“Government officials, provincial council members and lawmakers have failed to address the need for uplift projects in the district,” he lamented.
According to Habib Rahman, most of roads are in dilapidated condition, there are no clinics, schools or power dams in Namak Ab.
Malem Sadullah, who belongs to Cha Ab district, also grumbled his native town had been deprived of development projects for years on end.
“The districts having representatives in the Wolesi Jirga or other government institutes are given their share in development schemes, while other remain backward.”
He underlined the imperative of constructing roads, supply of drinking water, digging canals, building schools and clinics in the district.
Civil Society activist Syed Ahmad Hadaf called for the even-handed development of the province to remove a sense of deprivation among residents.
He acknowledged development projects had not been carried out in Ashkamish, Namak Ab and Cha Ab districts.
But Deputy Governor Mohammad Farid Zaki said government funds were equally distributed to districts for uplift projects.
He added NGOs executed uplift projects only in secure areas and the residents of all districts, without realising certain handicaps, demanded development schemes.
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