Work launched on teacher township in Khost
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A presidential advisor on Thursday said the unoty government was committed to reclaiming lands related to teachers’ townships from their illegal occupants.
Qamaruddin Shinwarai, advisor to President Ashraf Ghani on tribal affairs, told this at a ceremony marking the launch of construction work on a teacher township in southeastern Khost province for teachers from four districts.
He said the unity government over the past one and a half years had retaken land allocated to teacher townships from usurpers in Khost and some other provinces.
Shinwarai said the government was serious in recovering usurped lands and wouldn’t let anyone make hurdles to teacher townships.
“In compliance with presidential order not only in Khost but in other provinces, authorised and capable delegations have been appointed to bring to an end the culture of land-grabbing across the country and especially to recover land of teacher townships.”
Provincial education director Noor Bakhtyar told the gathering that the teacher township on 50 acres of land would be constructed in Shamboat locality of Mandozai district.
He said at least 225 senior teachers would be given residential plots in the township. The beneficiaries hailed from Mandozai, Nadar Shah Kot, Dwa Manda and Spera districts, he added.
Azizullah Sangin, a teacher at Mohammad Sadiq Rohi high school in Mondazi district, said many teachers of the district were living in rented houses and the township would enable them to have own homes.
“I have been teaching for 42 years and I don’t have my own home and am currently living in a rented house against a high rent. There are other teachers who are facing such issues like me.”
Construction work on two teacher townships in Wargha village located north of Khost city and Tani district are currently underway.
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