Friday, September 29, 2023

Afghanistan ask donors for more money as budget for state salaries run out

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Ahmad Shah Ghanizada
Ahmad Shah Ghanizada
Ahmadshah Ghanizada is the deputy editor in chief for The Khaama Press Agency who manages and overlooks the English edition.

Afghanistan asks for more aidAfghanistan has asked the aid donors for a bailout as the budget for state salaries has run out, leaving the government unable to pay the salaries of teachers, civil servants and other government workers.

The treasury chief Alhaj Mohammad Aqa told Reuters that the government employees had not received their salaries this month.

Aqa further added that the government of Afghanistan needs the remaining amount of $537 million requested from the international donors in the month of September.

He said Afghanistan received $170 million after requesting the funds, insisting that the salaries are priority for the government of Afghanistan.

According to Aqa, the representatives of the United Nations along with 25 donors have been requested for the funds during a meeting this week.

Afhganistan’s finances have been crippled with the withdrawal of the foreign forces and aid donations despite the international community spent billions on prljects to boost the economy of the country.

The economy of the country also suffered losses due to the political impasse as a result of election deadlock this year, with finance officials estimating the loss amount over $5 billion.

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