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Kuchi directorate reveals 3-year achievements

Kuchi directorate reveals 3-year achievements

Oct 08, 2017 - 20:14

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Directorate of Coordination of Kochi Affairs on Sunday presented its three years’ performance report, listing approval of three high schools and conducting 1,200 literacy courses among its achievements.

The directorate head, Dilawar Faizan, presented the directorate three years’ gains and activities in a report to journalists in Kabul. The report was about progress in seven townships’ construction and setting up of Kochi people councils in 13 provinces.

However, the directorate mentioned non-provision of Tazkira (ID cards) to Kochis in some provinces, particularly in central Parwan province, and lack of potable water, life and financial losses to Kochi people during natural calamities and landmine explosions and food shortage for livestock as issues Kochi people faced.

Other problems he mentioned were forced grabbing of pastures from Kochis in Baghlan, Maidan Wardak, Khost, Laghman and Logar provinces and absence of health services for their livestock.


Faizan said Afghan nomads currently have seven high schools and 200 primary and secondary schools across the country.

He said three more high schools  including one for girls in Nangarhar and two boys’ boarding schools in Kabul and Kandahar -- were approved by the President in 1396 solar year, adding the schools would pave the way for educating thousands of children.

Faizan further said the President had earlier this year issued a decree about construction of boarding school with the capacity of 1,200 students in Herat province. The school’s works had been finished and would be put into service in the new academic year.

Based on the agreement between the directorate and the Ministry of Education, about 1,200 literacy courses would be held across the country for Kochis.

He went on to say 45 individuals were sent abroad for master education and 60 others for bachelor’s degrees. However, keeping in mind Kochis population, this quota was equal to zero, he said.


“Health services being provided by the Ministry of Public Health covers only 0.2 percent of Kuchis. But with the President’s order, the Kochis health affairs department would be merged into Kochis directorate.”

He notified about initiatives in Nangarhar, Khost, Herat, Logar, Balkh and Kandahar provinces in 1397 solar year aimed at changing and reforming life of Kochis.


He said construction works on townships for Kuchis had ended in Balkh’s Dasht-i-Shor area and Nahr-i-Shahi district and in the vicinity of Paktika province’s airport.

Faizan also reported about 80 percent work completion of townships in Kabul’s Koh-i-Qorogh area, Jawzjan’s Chagini area, and Helmand’s Marja district.  He said another township’s work was 60 percent complete in Farah province.


Based on the new procedure, local councils for Kochis have been set up in Parwan, Kapisa, Balkh, Kunduz, Takhar, Laghman, Kunar, Farah, Nimroz, Wardak, Herat, Zabul and Badakhshan provinces.

Faizan said Afghanistan was divided into seven zones with provincial councils appointing members for zonal councils and zonal councils for the general assembly.


Faizan said development projects worth 140 million afs were under the directorate’s supervision that included establishment of a research centre, building capacities of Kochi leaders and others.

He said the development budget of the directorate was 91 million afs in 1394 but now it had been increased to 402 million afghanis.