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Senators want govt to review top-level appointments

Senators want govt to review top-level appointments

Oct 06, 2015 - 16:51

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirgainfo-icon -- or upper house of parliament -- on Tuesday urged the government to review appointments of the past one year to prevent a Kunduz-type debacle.

Mohammad Dawood Ghafari, a lawmaker from Ghorinfo-icon, criticised the appointment of Governor Sima Joyenda, arguing: “A woman can’t manage one million people. There is conflict in Ghor; nobody listens to a man, much less a woman.”

If not given due attention, Ghor would face the same fate as Kunduz did, he warned, saying  if the government did not reverse recent appointments in various provinces, the security situation would deteriorate further.

Rahmatullah Achakzai, senator from Kandahar, also blasted the appointments made in the past year or so. “Our experience over the past year shows appointments based on nepotism and friendships have no positive outcome.”

Those who had satisfactory performance should be rewarded and those who could not work or even created trouble should be prosecuted,the senator demanded.

Other senators also called for the government to evaluate the performance of officials in the past one year, taking into consideration the reward and punishment principle.

Chairman Fazal Hadi Muslimyar stressed government officials and those appointed in the last one year should be accountable to the people. “Without reward and punishment, we can’t ensure justice or security.”







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