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Kunduz City women demand family park

Kunduz City women demand family park

Feb 18, 2018 - 20:37

KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): A number of women on Sunday demanded of the government to construct a family park in the capital of northern Kunduz province.

They argue Kunduz is insecure province where most of its residents avoid going for sightseeing and amusement due to insecurity, therefore, the government should build a family park inside the provincial capital.

Shagofa, a resident of Kunduz city, told Pajhwok Afghan News that there were two parks in Kunduz City but families were not allowed to enter there.

“Kunduz is one of unstable provinces. We do not go to districts, that’s why we ask the government to create as family park here so families can spend holidays there”.

Sakina, another resident of the same area, also complained about the lack of women’s parks in the city and urged the government to address this problem.

She further some good works had lately been done across the province but one thing that remained unaddressed was a family park in the city.

Hafizullah, a government official, also urged provincial officials to pay attention to the issue.

He added the provincial municipality carried out several road projects and parks for men and women but there was no recreation centre for families.

Meanwhile, municipality officials said they had constructed seven sightseeing parks so far and two of them were exclusively for women.

Najeebullah Omarkhel, Kunduz mayor, said: “Mega projects have been completed so far across the province and still more work is needed”.

He added Kunduz municipality had so far implemented 22 public welfare projects in the city including giving jobs to 550 individuals in clearing several kilometers of roads.

He said the municipality installed 350 solar panels and reconstructed four parks including two for women. He promised to construct a major family park in Kunduz City.

Kunduz city has briefly fallen to the Taliban in the past and the province remains largely insecure.