Shah Hussain Murtazawi, deputy spokesman for the president, on Thursday said that the national uni
NUG To Present Achievements In Good Governance At Brussels
Shah Hussain Murtazawi, deputy spokesman for the president, on Thursday said that the national unity government (NUG) will present its achievements in good governance at Brussels Summit which will be held next month.
NUG leaders said that they will present solid achievements to the Summit and that it hopes to secure the support of the international community in the next few years.
"We have done important work in bringing reforms and we have many achievements to present at the summit," Murtazawi said.
However, a number of political analysts believe that the NUG has failed at providing the basic needs of people such as employment, security, improvement of the economy and fighting corruption and that government does not have any big achievements to present to the international community.
"Brussels Summit is mainly for good governance and financial aid. Thus the conference is vital for Afghanistan," said Mohammad Natiqi, head of the commission monitoring the implementation of the political agreement.
"Corruption is widespread in all government systems. We do not believe in government's work and don't know where our taxes go; to government accounts or to the individual pockets?" said Mahboba Saraj, a civil society activist.
Insecurity and unemployment have risen sharply in the past two years which has left a question mark over the NUG's effectiveness. Analysts have said that if the NUG cannot solve its problems, it should establish an interim government instead.
"Fighting is going on in many parts of the country, corruption has not been eradicated and they (government) do not have anything to present to the Brussels Summit. They have to respond to the people's questions and how they want to convince people is not known," said Sayed Ishaq Gillani, head of Hizb-e-Nuhzat Hambastagi Milli party.
"For two years they have not done anything and the country is going in to crisis. Because of the Brussels Summit they say that we will do this and that. But I am sure they will not do anything as they have not done (anything so far)," said Ahmad Wali Massoud, head of the Massoud Foundation.
The Brussels Summit will be held in two weeks in Belgium and NUG leaders will try to convince the international community that it has met its pledges to them – thereby securing further aid until 2020.