AT-KABUL: Warning the government of protests, an association of Kabul residents asked the government to appoint a qualified dweller of the capital city as a mayor.
Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, they said the acting mayor has been unable to resolve problems of the locals. They said that the leaders should resolve their differences to appoint the mayor.
Mir Mohammad Amin Farhang, the president of the association, said that problems of five million people “increased manifold” in the past one year due to absence of mayor.
He said that they would resort to protests if the government appointed a mayor who was not from Kabul or unqualified.
Bashir Bejhan, a member of the association, said that in the past mayors were appointed on the basis of political affiliation and corruption which resulted into mass-scale mismanagement.
“We [the association] are ready to introduce a committed and qualified person for the position to President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah if they [President and CEO] failed to find one for the post,” he said.
The association warned the government to appoint a mayor in the next ten days or they would stage demonstrations in support of their demand.