News: Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Ghazni representatives discuss Afghan future
By Polish army Capt. Jacek Thomas
TF White Eagle PAO
GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan — Representatives from the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan ministries met with the Ghazni provincial governor, Musa Khan and Task Force White Eagle commander, Brig. Gen. Piotr Błazeusz for an administrative conference, Jan. 9.
Ministers from the finance, education, agriculture, rural development, energy and water, and women’s affairs joined their provincial level counterparts and U.S. State Department and Coalition Force representatives to discuss the structure of the national budget of Afghanistan and the development of the country. There were also talks about the method of supplying electricity.
Preliminary research has shown that it could be done in 65 percent of big city agglomerations, and 25 percent of the rural part of the country. There are plans to accomplish it in two ways - to build an electrical line from Kabul, or from Pakistan. However, there are also big difficulties to include lack of materials, and the price of the project which could reach the amount of $40 million.
The general director of the finance ministry, Mohammed Aqa, assured that Ghazni is and always will be considered in financial planning, because the city strives to improve the level of living conditions of its people in the province.
“You want to do something and you give a good example to others how to achieve a development,” Mohammad Aqa said. “You are the first province, which is so active.”
The meeting proved again that the exchange of views and presenting of the common everyday problems are necessary and worth continuing.
“The actions which are accomplished in a better way, transform into more money for the province,” Agnieszka Hajduk, an education advisor on behalf of the district development group remarked. “It allows more focus and attention on Ghazni on the country level, and most of all in Kabul. It is advantageous for the province, because the experts are more interested in the city.”