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Govt introduces ‘Citizenship Covenant’ program as NSP ends activities

AT-KABUL: The National Solidarity Program is due to conclude activities and will be replaced with another rural reconstruction program with the name of ‘citizenship covenant’, officials in the ministry of rural rehabilitation and development announced Saturday.

“The first citizenship covenant program is going to be implemented in more than third-quarter of districts and villages of the country in October of the current year,” Akbar Rostami, the ministry’s spokesman said.

“This will be the first inter-ministerial program which gives the communities major role to work together in implementation of development projects in their rural areas.”

The National Solidarity Program began in 2003 in the framework of ministry of rural rehabilitation and development aiming to develop rural activities.

It has been one of the largest reconstruction programs of the state and international community and implemented in the districts and villages surfaces with the enormous foundation.

According to offered information by the ministry, the main purpose of the citizenship covenant program is to improve community economy and to support the village development councils for good governance.

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