Survey shows youth disappointed with unity govt
KABUL (Pajhwok): A survey shows most youth not happy with the unity government’s performance allege that young men linked to warlords get jobs.
The survey was conducted by the Afghanistan Election Watch Network (AEWN), interviewing more than 2,000 youth in 14 districts of Nangrahar, Kandahar, Herat, Balkh and Baghlan provinces in eight months.
In the survey, the youth have expressed their disappointment and have said the government did not provide jobs to youth despite their active participation in the presidential election.
They also complained about the low quality of education, insecurity and unemployment and alleged that only those having links to warlords were able to get jobs.
Habibullah Shinwari, a AEWN member, said the government’s hiring process had been incorrect. He said blue-eyed individuals were hired before their appearance in related test and interview.
Ahmadzia Masoud, the president’s special envoy for reforms and good governance, called youth’s political participation as vital for a strong government.
He said the Afghan society was a complex one and it was the government’s responsibility to maintain discipline and harmony among different ethnicities.
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