By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: Addressing a first meeting of High Youth Council at the presidential palace on Sunday, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said that all youths in the country must think of ways in which Afghanistan’s problems can be solved.
President Ghani said the newly established council must submit specific proposals for each ministry and government departments on how to solve problems. “Every young person must decide which problem they can solve in Afghanistan, and in each section the youths must have specific plans,” President Ghani said.
“The Youth Council should have a regular agenda and maintain national unity,” the president said, adding that the country’s main goal is a process of nationalization. “You [youths] must fight against anyone who commits prejudice and corruption and harms national unity,” president Ghani said. He also said government resources have not been used properly in government institutions. “At least 50% of the country’s income is being stolen,” he added. According to him, Afghans are also being deprived of a basic right and that’s to live in peace.
“For 42 years, the people of Afghanistan, as a whole, have been deprived of their most basic collective right, which is the right to peace, stability and order.” He also said: “Now they [people] have to decide for themselves about the future system.”
President Ghani said that if Afghanistan’s position is properly managed, more revenue will be generated from its mines. “The biggest asset in Afghanistan is the location of this country, if the position of Afghanistan is properly managed, more revenue will be earned from its mines, because Afghanistan is located in the heart of Asia,” Ghani said.