Ghani launches Kabul City cleaning programme
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Monday formally launched “city cleaning programme” from the BiBi Mehro area in capital Kabul, the presidential palace said.
A statement from the palace said public works minister and Kabul mayor accompanied the president at the launch of the programme.
Ghani, while inaugurating the programme, said the increasing garbage in Kabul city was one of the most complained about problem.
He said Kabul police districts and the Bagrami district would be cleaned of garbage in the first step of the programme.
Around 100,000 square meters garbage collected so far in Kabul city would be taken to Gazak area outside the city as first step of the workforce engaged in the programme, the president said.
The second step would be the assessment of the cleaning programme by one of the world’s famous companies to be elected.
Third step would include ‘Campaign for Peace’ programme aimed at creating a special force for keeping the city permanently clean of dirt, Ghani said, adding all residents should work for cleaning the city like their own house.
“I call on Kabul residents to discuss available problems of the city with their local representatives and city leaders and major problems would be resolved in phases this year. I promise Kabul residents and people of neighbouring provinces would see positive changes in their cities during the ongoing year,” he said.
Ghani asked media and people to assess the programme and report him negligence and other problems.
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