Ashraf Ghani found to have lied countless times during his tenure
Ashraf Ghani, former president of Afghanistan, has been found to have lied dozens of times during his seven years in office and made as many, if not more, commitments which he failed to keep.
Afghan Voice Agency(AVA)_During the inauguration of in Nimroz province in March this year, said that Afghanistan will export to Pakistan and India within five years.
This was said despite Afghanistan relying heavily on its neighbors for at least 70% of its power.
Afghans on Sunday slammed Ghani and branded him a liar and said one cannot believe a word he said.
According to Afghans, Ghani was a deceptive president.
In another instance, Ghani pledged to stay in his home country and to never leave.
Just weeks before Ghani fled the country he said: “Everyone is going, but I am not going. It is my home and it is my grave.”
The following is a short list of commitments made by Ghani that were not kept.
1- Ghani promised to create one millions jobs, but instead five million lost their jobs.
2- During a trip to Badghis province, Ghani promised to establish an and a technical school in every district. This never happened.
3- He also pledged to allocate and give land to all teachers. Again this never happened.
4- He made promises to supply all districts in the country with electricity. Less than 9% of the rural population have electricity, while 75% of Afghans live in rural areas.
5-Ghani promised to end the bloodshed in the country countless times. This never happened under his rule.
6-He also vowed to build 6,000 schools. Nothing came of this.
8- Ghani also made numerous promises to make sure that every family had on their tables – yet most soldiers went without pay for months.
Kabul residents are angry and have not only accused him stealing over $168 million dollars in cash as he fled the country on August 15 but also labeled him a .
“Every speech of Ashraf Ghani’s was a lie. He deceived the people of Afghanistan.
“None of his commitments were implemented,” said Mohamad Maseh, a Kabul resident.
Ghani made dozens of other commitments that he never achieved, which has had a profound impact on the lives of ordinary Afghans.
Teachers were not only promised land but housing as well. This never materialized, while Ghani also went back on his word when he said he would pay the salaries of civil servants from his own pocket if needed.
“Ghani deceived the people and told hundreds of lies and then fled,” said Rohid, a Kabul resident.