AYBAK (PAN): Samangan residents say they will take part in the upcoming elections with enthusiasm.
A widow: We will participate in polls in an attempt to address our miseries.
Nasreenah, a resident of Hazrat Sultan district said her husband was martyred during Jihad against Soviet forces. She has two daughters and three sons.

AYBAK (PAN): Residents of Samangan complained the province was facing acute shortage of irrigation water and lack of school buildings.
They said people elsewhere in the province were confronting with years old potable water problem that could not be resolved after repeated complaints.
Mohammadullah, a resident of Afghania Village in Hazrat Sultan district  told Pajhwok News Agency they could not cultivate their vast land due to lack of irrigation water.

MAZAR-e-Sharif (PAN): Residents of Samangan province demanded the government should ensure provision of drinking water facility and construction of highways to connect districts of the province.
They said roads of six districts connected with the provincial capital were needed to be graveled. Residents of some districts were facing immense problems in reaching to the provincial capital who used the long Mazar-e-Sharif route to make it to the capital of the province.

AIBAK: The people of Samangan want the next president to provide them clean drinking water and construct school buildings for children who are studying in tents or under trees.
The people of this province dig holes to store rain and snow water and then use it for drinking and other purposes. According to locals, the water level in Samangan is very low and people cannot dig deep wells without the assistance of the government.