By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: Addressing an event marking ‘Good Governance and Human Resources Week’ here at the presidential palace on Tuesday, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said Taliban momentums have inflected one billion dollar in infrastructures’ damage in the country. “Let’s not forget that Taliban’s activities have caused $ 1 billion damage to Afghanistan’s infrastructure. I tell them why do you destroy? If you cannot build and do not have a positive plan, at least avoid destruction,” the president said.
The President called on the Taliban to plant “flowers” and “wheat” and take part in the country’s development instead of exploding mines and carrying out destructive actions.
“The republic adjuration is hidden in the transparency of our services, ethics and commitments. We should join hand to show to the world that the test has been coming and we would pass this exam,” the president added.
President Ghani went on saying that national consensus is not a tool but is the indicator of democracy and main philosophy of our republic, which according to him any Afghan has the capability of participation, partnership, views and management and there was a need for a program for a free Afghanistan in which all Afghans could view themselves.
“This is the matter of pleasure that one thousand projects are launched and opened in four provinces of the country such as Herat, Balkh, Nangarhar and Kandahar,” the president added. Refereeing to the withdrawal of foreign forces from the country, he said that “a new chapter of relations will start between Afghanistan and the international community”. According to him, economic relations, strengthening Afghanistan’s security and defense forces, humanitarian aid, and country’s development are at the forefront of this chapter of cooperation between the international community and Afghanistan.