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Ghani vows to block meddling in Urban Ministry

Ghani vows to block meddling in Urban Ministry

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May 17, 2015 - 18:22

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has directed the Ministry of Urban Development to investigate all previous contracts for government townships and initiate a judicial inquiry against officials misusing their authorities.

The president issued these directives while assessing the Urban Development Ministry’s first 100-day plan at the Presidential Palace, a statement from the palace said on Sunday.

Urban Development Minister Syed Sadat Mansoor Naderi was present at the meeting. The president was presented the ministry’s plan divided into five important parts.

The plan is about ameliorating planned and unplanned areas, residential schemes, the city’s urban system and executive affairs.

The president hailed the plan as effective and thanked the ministry’s officials for preparing a far-sighted plan in a short time.

Ghani said having an appropriate place for living was every human’s right. He directed the Urban Ministry to make as part of the 100-day plan providing civil and military officials proper residential places as their absence created social issues, increased corruption and discouraged investment.

He ordered an investigation into all previous contracts for government residential schemes and a judicial inquiry against officials who misused their powers.

The president said government employees should not have partnership or participation in affairs of the private sector.

He directed the Urban Ministry to plan unplanned areas and adopt measures for bringing into being a legal framework for administration of townships.

The president said he would cooperate with the Urban Ministry in improving its affairs and for better coordination in area of infrastructure, a high council would be created.

The president also said he would prevent meddling into the Urban Ministry’s affairs by powerful individuals, politicians, high-ranking officials and lawmakers.

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