Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Monday, February 24th, 2020

Mps Vow to Raise Nangarhar Problems in Parliament

Mps Vow to Raise Nangarhar  Problems in Parliament

JALALABAD - Wolesi Jirga members from eastern Nangarhar province say issues concerning the province military and civil organizational structures and budget would be investigated in the lower house and steps for their resolution taken.
According to Nangarhar officials, funds and organizational structure are being offered to Nangarhar based on a 17-year-old ratio when the population of the province was 1.5 million, but now the population has surged to five million.
Some Wolesi Jirga lawmakers who held joint meetings with Nangarhar officials in Jalalabad assured their support to resolve these problems. They discussed budget and human resource related issues.
Lawmaker Noor Agha Malakzai said during the meeting that issues related to electricity, education, repatriation, civil services, budget and other were discussed at the meeting.
He said many issues originated from wrong population statistics and they would raise the issue on the parliament floor with ministers and other authorities concerned to get these problems resolved.
Another lawmaker Ibrarullah Murad said the lack of civil servants and absence of government officials in Nangarhar caused delay in works and an applicant could not get his work done in days and weeks.
“The problem has been with lawmakers. In recent administrative election of the Wolesi Jirga, some lawmakers were offered $200,000 each but we assure you that these problems would be resolved and shared with ministries,” he said.
Deputy Governor Tamim Arif said local departments shared their problems with the lawmakers who assured them support in finding solution to the problems.
He said they discussed civil servant related and education issues and briefed the MPs about the delayed work on the Kabul-Jalalabad and Jalalabad-Torkham second lane road completion.
The Refugee Department head said that a total of 103,000 displaced families from 17 provinces and from within Nangarhar lived here and reaching out to all displaced people with aid was difficult and required resources.
Women Affairs Director Fatani Aziz said due to lack of employees their activities remained restricted to Jalalabad City only and most of women related issues remained unaddressed.
They said if their demands could be met, they would not be able to serve their people. (Pajhwok)