UN HABITAT to spend $1m on urban safety in Kunduz
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN HABITAT) would spend $1 million on urban safety and security sector in Kunduz City, the capital of northern Kunduz province, an official said on Thursday.
To the effect, a memorandum of understanding was signed between Kunduz municipality and the UN office, UN HABITAT representative, Frozan Abdullah, said.
She said the programme would be used to create Shuras (councils), strengthen the municipality, civil society organizations and local police and the outcome would be useful in spheres of security, accountability of local government departments and people’s participation in the government.
The money would be spent through the Afghanistan Urban Peace-building Programme (AUPP) over the next three years with the help of municipality, consultative councils and local representatives in Kunduz City, she said.
“The focus of the project would be on urban safety and security and we would try our best to benefit women, children and other vulnerable segments of the society,” she added.
The programme would be first implemented in the 2nd municipality district of the city where bridges, small bridges and streets would be constructed, Kunbduz city mayor, Najibullah Omerkhel, said.
Acting Kunduz governor Hamdullah Danishi thanked the UN for the project and asked all donor agencies to help local authorities in implementing the programme.
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