KABUL: A campaign to clean capital Kabul was launched today with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani participating in the opening of the campaign in a bid to encourage the citizens of the country to contribute and keep the cities clean.
The campaign was launched from Bibi Mehro area of Kabul city today which comes as the residents of Kabul city have long been criticizing the government for remaining reckless to resolve the issue.
In his speech during the inauguration of the cleaning program, President Ghani said Kabul city and Bagrami district will be cleaned in the initial phase of the campaign and the garbage will be shifted to Gazak area.
He said an international firm will be appointed in the second phase of the campaign for the filtration of the garbage so that they can be used to produce energy.
President Ghani further added that the third phase will include the creation of a work force so that they can persistently continue with the cleaning work of the city and steps for the third phase will be announced later.
He said the participation of private sector in cleaning of the garbage has been considered in the fourth phase of the campaign while the fifth phase includes participation of Kabul residents in cleaning campaign.
This comes as President Ghani insisted on the appointment of a qualified mayor to turn Kabul city into one of the best cities of the world after he assumed office as the newly-elected Afghan president.
However, the Kabul residents have slammed the government for failing to appoint a mayor for the municipality of the capital which has been administered by acting mayor during the past two years. -KP
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