Wed, Oct

Ghani Calls On Leaders To Foster Unity


president-ghani-consider-Kunduz-securityAfghan President Ashraf Ghani on Friday, in video conference with provincial council heads, said that Afghanistan now has a clear definition of the enemy and that government leaders need to ensure insurgents do not divide the country.

He also told those present that a meeting will be held with provincial council heads in Kabul soon. He said among the issues that will be discussed will be that of security, economy, reconstruction, education and health.
"It was decided that a meeting in the presence of the president and heads of provincial councils will be held in Kabul and in the meeting they will discuss security within provinces and other local issues," said the president's deputy spokesman, Dawa Khan Menapal.
Meanwhile a number of provincial council heads said government needs to address issues of residents of some provinces.
"The president first must clean up around himself then clean up the cabinet - and governors who have committed crimes and treachery and who take bribes. First he should reform those things then people can trust the government," said Afzal Hadid, Balkh provincial council head.
"The president asked that we support security forces and this is the provincial council's priority," said Attaullah Haqbayan, the Zabul provincial council head.
In the other hand, a number of provincial council heads expressed their dissatisfaction over the government.