Kabul governor quits over lack of resources
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 02, 2011, 00:48
Kabul: The governor of the province containing the Afghan capital Kabul has resigned, accusing President Hamid Karzai's government of bypassing his authority and breaking promises.

Zabihullah Mujadadi, who took charge of Kabul province around two years ago, also said that central government had failed to provide him with sufficient resources.

"The Kabul province governorship is a rather symbolic post. When I took over I was promised this would be changed but still nothing has been changed so I prefer to resign," said Mujadadi, an engineer from a pro-Karzai family.

"There are very little resources provided to Kabul province. I wanted more budget and more control but none was provided as I was promised at the beginning," added Mujadadi today, a day after he handed in his resignation.

He is expected to remain in his post until the end of March. Karzai's office was not available for comment.

Karzai's administration is frequently accused of corruption and weak governance by experts and Western officials ahead of a planned transition of responsibility for security from international to Afghan security forces in 2014.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, March 02, 2011, 00:48

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