It is the responsibility of the Afghan youth to eradicate the endemic corruption from the country, said President Ashraf Ghani at a session of the International Youth Day at the Presidential Palace on Saturday.
“It is your responsibility to end corruption,” Ghani told a big youth gathering at the palace. “Your goal is to play an active role in the national unity. Historically, it is an opportunity for you to become the greatest generation of Afghanistan’s modern history.”
Referring to recent comments by neighboring countries on Afghanistan waters, Ghani said Afghanistan will continue to manage its own water resources.
“If they (neighboring countries) think that we are not managing our waters, they should think again,” he said.
He also pointed to the issue of land-grabbing and said he will legally safeguard people’s properties. “If they (land grabbers) think that we will not legalize our lands and not provide legal property rights to every Afghan, they should think again,” he emphasized.
Referring to the war, the president said he appreciated the sacrifices of the Afghan forces in their giving their country hope for stability in the near future.
“As the defense minister represents new thought and knowledge, other generals and the chief of army staff will also use their expertise and knowledge. The combination of these two will hopefully bring security to the people,” he added.
Presidential Palace said the International Youth Day was aimed at bringing reforms to the country with the help of Afghanistan’s young generation.