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Authorities yet to act on president’s promises: Nazian residents

Authorities yet to act on president’s promises: Nazian residents

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Feb 04, 2020 - 20:13

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Residents of Nazian district of eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday complained about non-execution of educationinfo-icon, reconstructioninfo-icon and healthcare projects in their district.

Earlier, President Ashraf Ghani had traveled to the Shinwari districts and promised to reconstruct residential compounds, schools, mosques, healthcare facilities, roads and other public properties destroyed during the past five years in security forces operations.

Tribal elders from Nazian district claim the authorities concerned have not yet acted upon President Ghani’s promises.

Some areas in Haska Mena, Ghanikhel, Durbaba, Nazian, Achin and Spin Ghar districts have been destroyed in operations against Daesh or so-called Islamic State (IS) in some parts of the districts.

Lal Wazir, a tribal elder, told Pajhwok Afghan News that President Ghani’s promises of reconstruction of damaged homes, roads, mosques, clinics, schools, madaris, supporting needy families, addressing telecommunication issue and construction of a Teacher Training Center and a hospital remained unfulfilled.

Shir Alam, another tribal elder, told Pajhwok that in the past, instability was an excuse for the government not to implement projects but now despite enough security, the government was still unwilling to do that.

He said, “People here are poor and their residential compounds have been destroyed during the war, we urge the government to reconstruct their homes and bridges and provide us job opportunities.”

Hasibzadah Gul Tariq, the Nazian district administrative chief, told Pajhwok that currently reconstruction work was underway on eight mosques in the district in compliance with the president’s order.

He said efforts were underway to implement further water network projects in the district in near future.

He said in the past when people would flee their areas due to the war, healthcare facilities would also be moved, but now this issue had been resolved.

Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok that efforts were underway to address the demands of Shinwari residents.

He said schools, mosques and reconstruction projects would be implemented in the Shinwari districts and budget had been allocated for Shinwari districts this year.

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