Ghani Announces new ‘Acting’ Ministers for Cabinet

President Ashraf Ghani officially announced the nomination of three new members to his Cabinet today.

In a statement released by the Presidential Palace, Ghani appointed Mohammad Haroon Chakhansuri as the acting Minister of Mines and Petroleum, Rangina Hamidi as the acting Minister of Education, and Mohammad Tahir Zaheer as the acting Minister of Information and Culture.

Chakhansuri, who is from Nimruz province, had previously served as the Deputy Foreign Minister-Political Affairs since January 2020.

In his speech, he said he would try to change the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum from a means of war to a means of prosperity.

“We will have a message of speed and dynamism in collaboration with the people, civil society and transparency watchdogs,” he said.

Hamidi, who is a renowned women’s activist and the president of Kandahar Treasure, the first women-run business in Kandahar, thanked Ghani and said: “I will spare no effort in serving the children of the country.”

The former Bamyan governor, Zaheer, had already been announced as an appointee in April. He had served as Ghani’s spokesperson during the 2014 presidential elections.

The new Minister of Information and Culture said that Afghanistan’s cultural legacy has been side-lined in the decades-long war.

“We want the President and the leadership of the government to support us so that culture becomes a focus of attention,” Zaheer added.

The acting ministers are pending vote of confidence by the parliament.
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