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PCs’ supervision role to improve governance, fight against corruption

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PCs’ supervision role to improve governance, fight against corruption
 After years of political isolation, wars, and destruction, the people of Afghanistan have witnessed great political, social, and economic success; having established appropriate position in the international community. Along with establishing broad international relations, Afghans have been able to sign important strategic agreements with countries in the region and in the world.
Alongside those achievements, unfortunately, Afghanistan has been faced with challenges in the areas of governance, fights against corruption, law enforcement, and economic self-sufficiency. Such challenges mainly raised due to lack of supervision from the development projects across the country.
Since election of the Provincial Councils’ (PC) members for the first time in 2005, they have been suffering from ill-defined and its members think, too little authority. Those elected to the councils twelve years ago found out, once in their positions, that they had few facilities and no budget and that governors were often reluctant to work with them. The key issue is ‘oversight’ – which could be of any or all – or none – of the following: government budgets spent in the province, government services, the implementation of development projects and detention centers.
Recently, publishing a bill reinstating supervisory role of the PCs in its official gazette, the government on Sunday said the councils’ supervision role would help improve governance, fight against corruption and resolve local disputes.
The bill in three chapters and 11 articles was approved by the Cabinet on January 4, 2017 before it was signed into law by the president on March 1st and then published in the official gazette. The bill was finalized with close consultations with PC members, where their suggestions and ideas had been incorporated and the supervisory role of the provincial councils had been clearly defined in the councils’ law.
The lower house denied supervisory role to the PCs with a majority vote in 2014. However, the government decided to give back the role to provincial council following widespread protests by the councils.
Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah addressing a meeting on supervision role of the PCs, said their supervisory role was a step forwards making system and the country sovereign and stable. He said the bill opened new doors to reforms and said its implementation would help resolve all problems on provincial levels and bring a positive change to local governance. Meanwhile Dr.  Abdullah called provincial council members a bridge connecting people with the government and said: “The enforcement of Provincial Councils Supervisory bill would boost good governance and reduce problems.”
The Provincial Council members should maintain impartiality and fulfill their activities with honesty, and without any nepotism. They have to be united and must use their authority to oversee and monitor government performance to implement the rule of law. In order to effectively implement development projects, the provincial councils and the civil societies must jointly monitor the development of projects, and participate in key meetings.
With authorizing the supervision role to the PCs, the council members should distinguish between interference and supervision for good results, aid effectiveness and proper implementation of the projects.

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Obat Tinnitus 07/08/2017
Good informations
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Obat Tinnitus 07/08/2017
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