Suggestions at Tokyo summit can lead Afghanistan toward self-sufficiency: ACCI
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KABUL: Afghanistan’s Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) on Wednesday told that suggestions and development programs finalized at Tokyo Conference could lead Afghanistan towards self-sufficiency.
Chief Executive Officer of ACCI, Muhammad Qurban Haqjo, in a press conference told mediamen that if all of the 22 development programs designed by the government and the suggestions of Tokyo Conference were implemented during the transformation decade, Afghanistan would stand on its own its own feet.
“The 22 National development programs were designed after consultation with different organs including private sector. The programs were covering different sectors including economy,” he said, adding that, the programs would create employment opportunities.
He urged the government to take drastic measures to eradicate corruption, bring reforms and to draft trade law and policies before implementing suggestions of Tokyo Conference. “If barriers before traders and investors were not removed, it would be hard for private sector to take active part in uplift of Afghanistan,” he maintained.
He also asked the private sector to bring transparency and work on quality of uplift projects during transformation decade. “During the decade private sector should create jobs and increase domestic products by establishing industries.”
He blamed the government for bureaucracy during last decade and not having proper trading law and policies. Haqjo requested the government to bring reforms in trade related laws, policies as well as official procedures. He further urged he government to spend the donations of Tokyo Conference on projects that can lead the economy of the country towards stabilization.
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