30 Mar '13, 1pm

'The Taliban are worried about the uprising happening here': an interview with the Panjwai district governor

'The Taliban are worried about the uprising happening here': an interview with the Panjwai district governor

The obstacles to governance here are steep. As in many portions of Afghanistan, official government has an inconsistent and sometimes nonexistent track record. The district government in Panjwai has limited authority and almost no financial support from the provincial and national governments that would allow it to undertake development or employment projects. Nearly all applicable resources come from private aid, international governmental agencies like USAID, and the US military. This tepid support from the government in Kabul and the provincial capital of Kandahar City calls into question whether district officials will maintain enough influence to capitalize on the recent security developments as the withdrawal of US support accelerates.

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