150 posts lying vacant in Kabul municipality
KABUL (Pajhwok): As many as 150 posts in the municipality of capital Kabul, a city without mayor for the past one month, are laying vacant, an official said on Thursday.
Abdul Qadir Arzo, broadcasting department head at the municipality, told Pajhwok Afghan News the post of mayor was a key one and due to the nonexistence of mayor, the municipality was struggling with internal and external problems.
He said around 150 posts in the municipality’s administration were lying vacant and hoped eligible persons would be introduced soon to those positions.
Former Kabul Mayor Mohammad Younus Nawadndish resigned in December 2014 and the acting mayor, accused of overlooking the municipality’s affairs, also tendered his resignation a month back.
Recently some members of Mesharano Jirga demanded the government appoint someone to the post of mayor with the condition the mayor should be a resident of Kabul.
They said Kabul residents were in deep trouble in the absence of mayor to resolve people’s problems.
In line with Article 141 of the Constitution, the city affairs should be administered by the mayor who should be elected thought free and fair election.
Col. Abdul Aziz Kohistani, an official of the Afghan Air Force (AAF), said he had been visiting the municipality to get legal documents of his property, but the signature of mayor was required in the final stage.
He said municipality workers remained busy throughout the day eating and drinking tea and paying no attention people’s applications.
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