Like most things done badly in Afghanistan after the invasion in 2001, the US pushed privatizations of all sorts. There are dozens and dozens of private schools and hospitals in Kabul now. They compete with government institutions for rampant profits. Most of the owners of these greedy private businesses have no professional clue about the businesses they own and operate. Here a case can be made that sometimes public institutions and services have a needful place in the system and they should not be driven out of business enabling the business Mafia to gain the upper hand and drive services out of reach of the poor and the lower middle class. In Kabul the vast majority is either very poor or very low middle class who cannot pay for basic services like education and health services unless provided by government.
Article was sent to Khaama.com by Ahmad Seyar Hashimi