President Ashraf Ghani at an event on Saturday announced the appointment of 100 district police chiefs where he expressed a hope that the security situation in relevant areas of the country will improve with the arrival of the new appointees.
The police chiefs were appointed from among hundreds of candidates for the posts, according to Palace spokesman Sediq Sediqqi.
“Today, 100 resilient men have stood with a will for a positive change in Afghanistan’s security and are ready for sacrifice,” Ghani said.
Ghani said the police chiefs should have the authority to reshuffle nonessential officials.
“We should enable them so that they can prove their ability,” Ghani added.
The speakers at the event called the day important and a historic day.
“You are going to shoulder a middle level of leadership in society. You are going to shoulder the leadership of districts. You are making history,” First Vice President Amrullah Saleh said.
“I am pretty sure that you will remove all existing problems and will provide the ground for a good life for the people,” said Hamdullah Mohib, the National Security Advisor.
Some of the new police chiefs said they will stay committed to fulfilling their job as required for the important post.
“Mr. President, you will hear about our performance, our way of ensuring coordination and relations between the government and the people, not from us, but from the people,” said Sayed Jalal Sadat, a new police chief.
This comes as violence has increased in the country amidst Doha negotiations.