BAZAR: Ghani Tells NGOs To Report To Govt
At the first ever meeting to assess the work of Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), on Sunday at the presidential palace, President Ashraf Ghani said if NGOs do not report to government about their activities in future, their offices will be closed.
The meeting was held to assess the role of NGOs in Afghanistan’s economic growth and poverty reduction efforts.
Addressing representatives from NGOs, Ghani said in the last 17 years these organizations have implemented projects, but they failed to work effectively or produce good results.
Ghani went on to say NGOs have not played an effective role in decreasing unemployment and poverty and that they should have a unified budget and report to government about their expenditures.
Host Zarmina Mohammadi discusses the topic with Mohammad Ismail Rahimi, deputy minister of economy.
In a separate discussion host Mohammadi discusses the move to implement a direct electricity meter billing system where customers will pay their bills through a mobile application. In the studio with her is Safiullah Ahmadzai, the deputy head of Breshna’s enterprise trade department.
In addition, host Mohammadi discusses the five percent purchase policy of women’s products for government with Roya Hafizi, a local businesswoman.