Four cabinet nominees present future plans to Parliament
Mon Mar 05, 12:54 pm
Four of President Karzai’s recent nominees to ministerial posts were presented to the Wolesi Jirga for a vote of confidence on Sunday. They then briefed lawmakers on their future plans.
Muhammad Ismail Khan was nominated as water and energy minister; Dr. Suraya Daleel was nominated as Public Health minister; Amirzai Sangin was nominated as Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister; and Dawood Ali Najafi was nominated as Transport and Civil Aviation Minister.
Muhammad Ismail Khan, nominated for water and energy ministry, said $ 7 billion dollars was required to supply power to 70% of the country’s population.
Mrs. Suraya Daleel, nominated by President Karzai for Public health Ministry, explained ideas to reform and improve the health sector of Afghanistan.
Amirzai Sangin told lawmakers that distribution of electronic passports and ID cards would be his priorities.
While briefing his future plans to the House, Dawood Ali Najafi said if he got vote of confidence, he would help bring the country’s airports up to international standards.
After the four nominated ministers presented their future plans, the MPs raised questions towards each of them. However, since some MPs and administrative staff of the House were absent during the reviews, some House administrative staff members were angry.
The three other remaining cabinet nominees were expected to present their plans on Monday. Following their presentations, House members were expected to go the polls for a vote of confidence on the nominated ministers.