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Govt leaders urged to bury hatchet, overcome economic crisis

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Concerning over some differences between leaders of the National Unity Government (NUG), officials in Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) and a number of lawmakers have said the economic situation will go worsen if the rifts prevail.

They said political problems between the NUG leaders have made Afghan investors concerned about future of their investment in the country.

Radio Azadi on Sunday quoted deputy chief of ACCI, Khan Jan Alokozai, as saying that the current situation has affected the country’s economy.

He said the differences have affected Afghanistan’s economy and it will face more challenges ahead, if the cabinet was not formed and the governors were not appointed.

In the meantime, a number of lawmakers said continuation of differences between the NUG leaders have stopped investment in the country.

Quoted by Radio Azadi, Fatima Aziz, member of economic committee of the parliament, said most of investors have left the country due to unsafe environment for their investment.

She said the NUG leaders should prepare an inclusive and workable economic policy in a bid to fix the economy and get rid of the economic crisis. Terming insecurity as main hurdle for investment and trade in the country, the lawmaker added that investment is dwindling thus the government should roll up sleeves and come up with practical steps to overcome the challenge.

The current economic situation has changed into a matter of concern not only for officials and lawmakers, but for Kabul residents too.

Hasibullah Daryush, a resident of Kabul, said delay in cabinet formation and differences between the president and the CEO have increased joblessness and economic problems in the country.

Critics suggest that the NUG leaders, considering the current situation, should put aside differences and chalk out comprehensive and practical plans for economic improvement in the country.

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