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‘Remaining governors to be named in 10 days’

‘Remaining governors to be named in 10 days’

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Jun 12, 2015 - 01:31

TARINKOT (Pajhwok): The Independent Directorate of Local Governance chief on Thursday said the remaining governors would be appointed over the next ten days.  

Ghulam Jillani Popal was addressing local elders and officials in Tarinkot, the capital of central Uruzgan province.

The elders criticised local government officials, saying they merely visited districts and rarely fulfilled any commitment.

Haji Ahmad Shah, one of the elders, said officials had repeatedly promised to start construction work on the Uruzgan-Kandahar highway, but nothing happened.

He said the lone 50-bed hospital in Tarinkot could not meet people’s needs.

Abdulbaqi, another elder, blamed acting officials for insecurity and urged Popal to appoint a new governor for Uruzgan.

Popal said the president had sent him to Uruzgan to discuss with local residents and officials problems they faced and immediately address them.

He said the acting governors would be replaced over the next ten days.

Popal also said the insurgents had increased their attacks to force the government into accepting their conditions for the peace talks.

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