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Reappointed Ghor female governor rejects new post

Reappointed Ghor female governor rejects new post

Dec 17, 2015 - 19:26

KABULinfo-icon/FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): The female governor of western Ghorinfo-icon province has been appointed as deputy governor of Kabul, but she said the government did so under pressure from powerful individuals.

Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) spokesperson Munira Yousufzada on Thursday said Ghor Governor Sima Joyinda had been appointed as deputy governor of Kabul in compliance with a presidential decree.

But Joyinda said she was ousted as Ghor governor by the government under pressure from corrupt and powerful people and land grabbers.

“Since assuming office as Ghor governor, I strongly fought against such people and my honesty led to my ousting,” she said.

As part of her anti-corruption campaign, she had referred deputy governor, revenue department head, and admin-finance manager of the governor’s house and procurement head of police headquarters to the prosecutor’s office.

“I received a call from IDLG and was told that I am appointed as a new deputy governor of Kabul and another person has been appointed in my place as part of the administrative reform process. I don’t accept the new position,” she asserted.

Meanwhile, civil societyinfo-icon activists gathered in front of the governor’s house in Ferozkoh, the capital of Ghor, to voice their support for Joyinda.

Joyinda took over as the governor of Ghor in June, 2015. After the governor of Dikundi, she was the second female governor in Afghanistaninfo-icon.



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