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UNAMA renews support to Wolesi Jirga, district council polls

UNAMA renews support to Wolesi Jirga, district council polls

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Aug 15, 2017 - 21:22

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistaninfo-icon (UNAMA) head Tadamichi Yamamoto on Tuesday said his organization backed Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon and district council elections to be held next year and would encourage donors to implement uplift projects in the country.

Yamamoto, at the head of a delegation, visited Kandahar province and met Kandahar Governor Zalmai Weesa and other provincial authorities, a statement from the Kandahar government’s media office said.

The statement said Yamamoto called Kandahar as Afghanistan’s important province and praised the performance and activities of the provincial administration.

He said the United Nations (UN) was working for overall peace, security and human rights across the globe and had conducted many activities in the areas in Afghanistan and would continue its activities.

According to him, UNAMA was committed to supporting the parliamentary and district council and fully backed the Afghan-led electoral process.

Yamamoto said UNAMA had paved the way for various reconstructioninfo-icon and development projects’ execution through aid organizations and would continue to encourage donors to do so.

The statement said Kandahar Governor termed the UN as international peace-seeking humanitarian organization and lauded its assistances with the Afghans in time of war and crisis.

According to Weesa, the Afghan forces had enough ammunition now but some issues remained due to lack of proper leadership. He said needed steps should be taken in this regard.

The governor called insecurity, lack of jobs , electricity, potable water and bad condition of roads as main problems and said the government was sparing no effort to resolve these problems.

He said the government was responsible to pave the way for transparent elections and Kandahar provincial administration would make every effort in this regard.

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