The first phase of the Citizen’s Charter Program (CCP) will be launched in 2017 and will replace the National Solidarity Program (NSP), however, political analysts say that there were problems with the NSP and government should keep a close eye on the implementation of the CCP.
CCP is going to be one of the biggest programs in the country and it will be implemented through 13,000 development councils in cities and villages.
In the first phase of the project, nearly $1 billion USD from the Afghan government’s budget and the international community will be spent.
However, economic analysts say that CCP is a big program and that government should monitor its implementation carefully as it will bring changes to the lives of Afghans.
“Professional staff should be recruited to implement the project. Due to a lack of capacity, the NSP projects were implemented with low quality and government should prevent this (from happening again) in implementing the CCP,” said Najmuddin Sayas, a political analyst.
Meanwhile, Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD), Nasir Ahmad Durrani said they are going to launch various fundamental projects via CCP.
“Big and fundamental projects will be implemented for the people through CCP,” Durrani said.
Durrani said in the past 13 years, nearly 88,000 projects were implemented through NSP and some of these projects were implemented for the interests of some specific people and this will not happen with the CCP.
The ministry of agriculture and irrigation also said they are going to build standard warehouses for storing agricultural products through CCP.