Governors to be consulted on police chiefs’ appointment
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Monday said provincial governors would be consulted prior to the appointment of provincial police chiefs in future.
The president said this while talking to a number of provincial governors through a video conference from the Presidential Palace, a statement from the palace said.
The governors from Bamyan, Faryab, Khost, Laghman, Farah, Badakhshan and Nimroz provinces attended the video conference and they talked about their efforts at ensuing good governance and presented their demands and suggestions in this regard.
The top provincial officials mentioned problems originating from the weak capacity of some provincial officials, running some departments by acting heads, non-implementation of welfare and development projects, lack of electricity, health services, lack of access to clean drinking water, shortage of gas and the lack of market for agricultural and industrial products in their respective provinces.
After hearing from the governors, the president directed the departments concerned to resolve the mentioned problems and tasked the governors with new responsibilities towards good governance, security and economic development.
Later, the higher education minister informed the president about the university entrance exam in various provinces and said the exam had been transparent in 15 provinces this year compared to the past.
She also mentioned interference in the exam process by irrelevant individuals particularly the provincial council members. The president directed provincial governors to prevent such interferences in the university entrance test.
The president said from now on, provincial police chiefs would be appointed in consultations with the provincial governors, who would also assess the justice and judicial affairs in their respective provinces.
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