Govt event Honoring development projects held at presidential palace

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The “Government Accountability Program for the Nation” organizers, plus government employees and journalists were honored by the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan at the Presidential Palace.

In the program, some cabinet members, foreign ambassadors and media representatives participated. The Islamic Emirate’s deputy prime ministers honored the government’s accomplishments over the last year, particularly in the area of infrastructure programs.

“The launching of fundamental projects in the country, such as the Qoshtipa Canal, Afghan Investment Company, second phase of the Kajaki Dam, Firoz Industrial Town, and Qashgari Oil Block are examples of these events,” stated Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the first deputy prime minister.

“In the past, foreigners paid 70% of all government salaries and expenses. Today, all salaries and costs of more than 830,000 government employees are funded from the budget of the Islamic Emirate from the money of the people of Afghanistan,” said the second deputy prime minister, Mullah Abdul Salam Hanafi.

Speaking at the event, acting foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi noted that Afghanistan has advanced more in several sectors.

“Our accomplishments and accountability should be compared to those of the past 20 years. During that time, Kabul’s leader did not have good ties with all of the neighboring nations. Relations with neighboring nations and those in the region are good right now. All of the ambassadors and representatives are sitting here. Afghanistan is becoming as a hub for transportation, and our ports are open to all of our neighbors,” Muttaqi said.

Meanwhile, officials of the Ministry of Information and Culture stated in the program that the difficulties the media is now facing would soon be resolved.

“Given the significant role that the media has played, we also work with them to meet their needs and any issues they may be experiencing. I have made an effort in this area. We are currently making every effort to progress,” said minister Khairullah Khairkhwa.

“The media’s participation during this process is likewise praiseworthy. In 40 days, respected media were able to cover every meeting in the media center. Even one day had two programs. But media representatives were present and have informed the people,” said Zabiullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Islamic Emirate.

The program honored the efforts made by media, journalists, and representatives of various government agencies.—Tolo News

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