Pajhwok Services

SMS News Service

Photo Service

Audio Service

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Municipality scraps contracts after Pajhwok report

Municipality scraps contracts after Pajhwok report

Oct 29, 2020 - 16:09

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The municipality of eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday scrapped contracts for fuel, spare parts and cooking oil supplies after Pajhwok published a report in this regard.

Pajhwok yesterday published a report, saying a contractor purchased one litre of fuel for the Jalalabad Municipality 20 afghanis higher the market price, thus embezzling nearly six million afghanis.

The higher rate was charged at a time when the price of petrol and diesel remains stable at 36afs per litre from the past few months, but the Jalalabad Municipality has inked one year contract with a company that provided one litre of fuel against 54afs.

A day after the report, Nangarhar Governor Ziaul Haq Amarkhel told reporters here that the municipality cancelled contracts for supplies of fuel, spare parts and cooking oil due to higher rates.

He said following people’s complaints, a joint delegation investigated the municipality’s contracts and cancelled them and dismissed the official concerned.

The governor said the contacts would be soon re-announced and would be awarded against current prices after completion of the legal procedure.

Amarkel also said overwork in the construction contracts should be reviewed in the face of Covid-19 and the issue should be addressed legally.

The governor said he had ordered appointment of a new contracts official to replace the dismissed official and the post and similar vacant posts should be offered to the Independent Directorate of Local Governance for open competition.



Related Article

Add new comment



Etisalat Get more data, Etisalat Afghanistan

Twitter Update