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Ghor’s female governor resumes work

FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): The newly-appointed female governor of western Ghor province on Wednesday pledged to gear up efforts for fighting administrative graft, disputes settlement, beefed up security and empowering women would be her top priority.
Sima Joyenda was welcomed at a ceremony arranged in her in which thousands of people took part. Sima, previously represented Ghor in the parliament, expressed gratitude to the unity government for appointing a her as Ghor governor for the first time.
Sima who also had served as teacher--- said bridging gap between residents and the government and coordination between local departments including civil-military agencies were her top priority.
She said women had been neglected in Ghor and she would try to bring about positive changes in their lives.
“Now that the government has appointed me as governor they should also support me in bringing reforms and fighting corruption, otherwise working would be difficult,” she remarked.
She announced support for provincial council, civil society organizations and media, underlining their role in combating corruption.
Abdul Hameed Nateqi, provincial council member, told Pajhwok Afghan News problems were more in the province. He welcomed appointment of female governor. “We hope the new governor take serious steps in ensuring security and fighting corruption.”
Earlier, the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) nominated her for the position. IDPG spokesman Tawab Ghorzang told Pajhwok Afghan News Ms Seema replaced Syed Anwar Rahmati.
Ms. Seema was born in 1982 in the Chaghcharan district of Ghor province. She has also served at the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development and Ministry of Education.

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