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Governors to be empowered further: IDLG

Governors to be empowered further: IDLG

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May 30, 2015 - 19:33

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Ghulam Jilani Popal, director of Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG), said on Saturday executive and financial powers of the governor would be increased after necessary amendments to the relevant law.

He expressed this in a gathering held in honour of newly-appointed governor to eastern Nangarhar province.

Salim Kunduzi, the newly appointed governor pledged to bring peace, eliminate corruption and take back the state land from land grabbers.

Popal said: “We will bring necessary changes in the IDLG law soon to further empower governors.”

He added the president wanted allocation of 40 percent of budget to the province and the role of governance was vital to intensify development activities.

With more powers, the governor should be more responsible and answerable to the people and therefore the IDLG was considering formulating laws under which the governor should be answerable to the provincial council, he remarked.

Provincial Council Chief Israrullah Murad said empowerment of governor should be constitutional.

He added the government should be careful about giving more powers to governors. According to Murad powerful governors could join hands with mafia groups.

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