Good governance plays a vital role in promoting development and democracy heard participants at a UNAMA-backed workshop in Zaranj, the provincial capital of southwestern Nimroz province.
At a cost of 160 million and 186 thousand Afs - funded by the Regional Programmes of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD/RP), the foundation stone of 50 public utility projects has recently been laid in various villages of Ferozkoh the provincial capital, Lal wa Sarjangal, Dawlatyar, Shahrak and Dolina districts of Ghor province.
About 11 militant groups, including 80 fighters, on Tuesday laid down their arms and joined the peace process in Badghis province, local officials said.
The militants had been operating in Jawand district in the province for the past eight years, officials added.
One of the fighters who was previously loyal to Taliban said: “People from different groups were among the Taliban. Their acts were completely against what they said and preached. Everyone was working for their own interests. Jihad and fighting for Islam were just by name,” said Mawlawi Ahmad, a former member of Taliban.