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Activists want Helmand governor appointed

Activists want Helmand governor appointed

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May 17, 2015 - 19:49

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Civil societyinfo-icon activists in southern Helmand on Sunday urged President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani to appoint a new governor without further delay.

Farhad Dawari, an activist, told journalists in Lashkargah, the provincial capital, that running affairs by acting officials had given rise to corruption and there was acute need for a fresh face to head the affairs.

“Acting governor and other officials don’t feel responsible and don’t work. That’s why the security has deteriorated and the president should pay attention to resolve the crisis,” he said, adding it was high time a strong administration be set up in the province.

Abdul Ali, a civil society activist and local elder, said the president should put an end to the problem of acting governor and a new coordination centre for security forces should also be established.

“They should create a strong and legitimate administration to tackle all problems,” he said, adding that government officials should pay special attention to the province.

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