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$5 m allocated for uplift projects in Kandahar

$5 m allocated for uplift projects in Kandahar

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Jul 26, 2015 - 18:39

KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): At least $ 25 million has been allotted for development and reconstructioninfo-icon projects in southern Kandahar, officials of Ministry of Rural Reconstruction and Development (RRD) and National Solidarity Program (NPS) have said on Sunday.  

Ahmad Wali Azizi, head of NPS for central and southe

$5 m allocated for uplift projects in Kandahar

KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): At least $5 million has been allocated for development and reconstruction projects in southern Kandahar province, officials of Ministry of Rural Reconstruction and Development (RRD) and National Solidarity Program (NPS) have said on Sunday. 

Ahmad Wali Azizi, head of NSP for central and southern zones, explained the projects in a meeting with Governor Dr. Humayun Azizi. Security played pivotal role in spending the budget in a transparent way since the budget had been properly utilized last year in areas where security situation was better, Azizi added.

He accused several local influential people used to utilize the development budget for their personal interest in the past. He demanded the governor develop village committees which could provide support and control corruption in the uplift projects.

The governor assured nobody would be allowed to utilize the NSP budget without legal process, he said, warning those who lived in cities could not be included in district development councils from now onwards.

Several people, in the past, found guilty in corruption in development projects while they lived in cities, the governor explained. The governor reassured transparency in development projects in the province therefore every NSP official would be held accountable in future.

Abdul Wali, a resident of Naish district, accused NSP staff involved in corruption in the past.

Central and provincial departments should nominate genuine representatives in development council on priority so they could design and ensure the reconstruction projects in letter and spirit, he suggested.

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rn zones, explained the projects in a meeting with Governor Dr. Humayoun Azizi. Security played pivotal role in consuming the budget in a transparent way since the budget had been properly utilized last year in areas where the security situation was better, Ahmad Wali added.

He accused several local influential people used to utilize the development budget for their personal gains and interest in the past and he demanded from governor to develop village committees which could provide support and quell corruption in the development projects.

Several development council committees can jointly and with their consensus utilize the budget for a project which would benefit more people, he suggested.

The governor ensured that nobody would be allow to utilize the NPS budget without proper legal process, he said, and those who lived in cities could not be included in district development councils from now onwards.

Several people, in the past, found guilty in corruption in development projects while they lived in cities, the governor explained. The governor ensured transparency in development projects in the province therefore every NPS official would be accountable from now onwards.  

Abdul Wali, a resident of Naish district, accused NPS staff involved in corruption in the past.

Central and provincial departments should nominate the true representatives in development council on top priority so they could design and ensure the reconstruction projects in true sense, he suggested.

The provincial council members also confirmed the corruption charges in NPS projects but they ensured that the corrupt people had been taken out from development councils and they would ensure proper monitoring to avoid corruption in future.

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