By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with a team of women-deminers from Bamyan province here at the First Lady Office yesterday, a statement said.
At the outset, Latifa Mohseni, deputy governor for social affairs of Bamyan Province briefed the president on their activities and challenges, the statement from the presidential press office told The Kabul Times daily. Representing the women-deminers team, Fariza Mohammadi also briefed the president on their works and problems, saying they have cleared most of the Bamyan areas from land mines and unexploded explosive devices, the statement quoted her as saying. She also said that their team that was being supported by UNMAS and DDG has been ranked second, by the international arm control organization. Congratulating the team’s second position, President Ghani praised the team for their works in the province. “You are doing tough works, I and all Afghans are proud for you,” the president told the demining team, promising to address their demands. The president called deminig works essential for the country and stressed for continuing of the process. He also said that capacity building and support of women were government’s key responsibility, adding that he was committed to do so, according to the statement. Thanking the all-women team of deminers’ works, the President gifted them cash to appreciate their efforts, the statement concluded as saying.