AT-KABUL: Members of twelve different provincial councils (PCs) on Monday said that insecurity, corruption and unemployment are main challenges but left unaddressed by the central government.
Speaking at a two-day conference, member of the Nimroz provincial council Mohammad Sediq Chakhansor expressed concern over growing insecurity, rampant corruption and unemployment in Nimroz province. He asked the government to address the issue on immediate basis.
Member of the Helmand provincial council Razia Baloch complained of growing kidnapping, land grabbing and robbery cases in her province.
She said that authorizing the provincial council members to monitor projects and governmental departments is a great step to fight irregularities in the provinces. Razia Baloch also requested the government to introduce new provincial governors.
The provincial council members also expressed grievances over lack of buildings for the PCs. They asked the government to construct proper buildings for the PCs.
The coordinating head of the Independent Local Governance Administration, Syed Ahmad Khamosh, said that efforts are underway to address the challenges on priority basis.
The two-day conference is aimed to train provincial members how to serve public according to their expectations.