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7 Kandahar districts lack administrative, police buildings

7 Kandahar districts lack administrative, police buildings

Apr 25, 2016 - 14:45

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of seven districts in southern Kandahar province say the government should construct buildings for police headquarters, district centers and other public entities in order to ensure good governance and speedy service delivery to people.

The lack of proper infrastructure has created problems for government employees in these districts in managing daily affairs and delivering services.

Mohammad Nabi, a resident of Shorabak district, told Pajhwok Afghan News the district’s administrative chief, police chief and other government officials performed their duty in containers due to the lack of buildings. 

In the past 15 years, Afghanistaninfo-icon received millions of dollars in foreign aid, but insufficient infrastructure development works took place, he added.

He said the district was in urgent need of educationinfo-icon and healthinfo-icon facilities and the two important areas had long been ignored in the district.

Nabi asked the government construct buildings for government departments and residential houses for officials in order they avoid spending weekends and other holidays outside of the district.

In Maroof district, the town’s administrative chief and police chief use rental houses for official work, said Abdullah Afghan, an influential figure in the district.

He said a majority of government departments such as education, health, court and others were without buildings.

He said besides the district chief and the police chief offices, residents needed government services in other spheres of life as well.

The governor’s spokesman, Samim Khapalwak, told Pajhwok Afghan News of 17 Kandahar districts, seven including Maroof, Arghistan, Shorabak, Reg, Nesh and Mianshin needed administrative buildings.

He said written and verbal requests about construction of buildings in these districts had been many times rejected by the central government on the account of lack of funds. 



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