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Dor Baba residents want education, health facilities



Dor Baba residents want education, health facilities

Dec 24, 2016 - 12:23

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Collective efforts by security forces and residents of locality helped improved security situation in Dor Baba district eastern Nangarhar province, but healthinfo-icon, educationinfo-icon and other issues still existed which needed to be resolved, said the residents on Saturday.

They complained no governor visited the district and proper attention to the social security issues was not paid in the past 15-year.

Haji Farman Gul Shinwari, a local elder, told Pajhwok Afghan News security situation in Dor Baba was stable, but no quality education and proper health facilities were provided to them.

He said the roads were in dilapidated conditions, there were no bridges and culverts and in case of rain they remained disconnected with other parts of the province.

Regarding the condition of schools he said, the school buildings were in bad condition. “There are no windows, no roofs and no surrounding walls.”

Another tribal elder Malak Kaftar Khan said the residents of Dor Baba district had no access to healthcare facilities.

He said many people could not transfer their patients to other places for treatment due bad condition of roads. Some died on ways to clinics.

Rana Gul Shinwari, head of the youth council, said the youth faced multiple issues. There were no education, health and entertainment facilities for youth in the district.

Ashab Wali Muslim, the provincial council member, acknowledged the residents of Dor Baba district faced multiple issues, adding they conveyed the issue faced by the people to provincial officials often.

He said the residents helped establish security, but government did not provided them basic facilities such as education, health and others.

District Chief Hamesha Gul Muslim also confirmed the problems and issues existed in the district. He said the government did not paid attention to the development of the district in the past 15-years.

He said every governor promised to them to resolve their issue, but the pledges could not be materialised.

Mohammad Asif Shinwari, spokesman for the education department, acknowledged infrastructure related issues of the education sector in Dor Baba, but claimed to had been resolved the lack teachers.

He said recently 45 qualified teachers hailing from the same district had been appointed in different schools.

Governor Spokesman Attaullah Khogyani said newly appointed Governor Gulab Mangal had chalked out a plan through which all issues of Dor Baba district would be resolved.

He said the governor would visit the district soon and would take all concerned officials with him to address the issues local people.

It is worth mentioning that other district of Nangarhar face similar issues but officials often complained that insecurity was the main hurdle in the way to resolved public issues.


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