By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: An official said on Saturday that Kuchi girls and boys were educated in 231 schools across the country, including four elementary schools. “There are 25 secondary schools, 10 high schools, 15 religious schools and 22 mobile schools,” said Habib-ur-Rahman, General Director of Independent General Directorate of Kuchi (IGDK) attending “State Accountability Program to the Nation” conference at Government Media and Information Center (GMIC) on Saturday.
In these schools, in total 69066 students study, of which 49881 are boys and 19185 are girls. He added that in Health section, there are 35 fixed health centers and 27 mobile health centers for Kuchi with 40 doctors and 1,280 health volunteers serving in the country, he added.
“Meanwhile, 13 more Kuchi health centers will soon be built in different provinces. A total of 16 mobile animal clinics were put into operation in 1398 also, in 15 provinces in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock veterinary courses have been established. In cooperation with the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development in map of a township in Balkh province, 15,000 residential have been considered for Kuchis.”
Also, in the map a township of Kuh-e Qurugh in Qalai-Qazi of Kabul city, 1709 acres of lands have been reserved for the Kuchis which its practical work will begin soon. In 1398, activities in the stabilization and restoration of pastures throughout the country have actually begun and 339 pastures have been registered and the process of rescuing these pastures from usurpation is going on, the director general added.
For the first time this year, the IGDK has contributed to the Afghan National Solidarity Program (NSP) and the Kochi Council wants to implement a project that is worth 2 billion Afghanis, according to him.
“With the creation of feeder banks in Nangarhar, Kabul, Logar and Baghlan, 500 jobs have been provided for Kuchis, of which 400 are women and 100 are men,” he said.
In 1398, with the cooperation of the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL), 900 tons of wheat and 1890 tons of other food items were distributed to their herds.
Meanwhile, with the cooperation of the Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC), 9th Hamal is designated as the national day of the Kuchis on the country’s calendar and this day will be celebrated this year, he went on to say.