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Recruitments should be based on merit, not patronage: President Ghani

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President Ghani inaugurating independent administration reforms and civil services commission’s new building President Ghani inaugurating independent administration reforms and civil services commission’s new building
 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani attended an introduction ceremony of business attaches and administrations’ new heads of procurement and inauguration of independent administration reforms and civil services commission’s new building, the presidential palace said in a statement on Saturday. 
At the outset, in a meeting with leading body of independent administration reforms and civil services commission, the president heard the commission’s report on it achievements and new program of ‘Change’, according to the statement.  
The commission’s leading body briefed the president about new program of ‘Change’ and its achievements over the last one year such as administration reform, reforms in the commission, supervision and evaluation, reforms in quality of laws and regulations and many more, the statement added. 
Appreciating new program of ‘Change’ and the commission’s report on its achievements, the president issued instructions on people-oriented reforms and effective expenditures of administrations, the statement continued. 
Then, after cutting the ribbon, the president inaugurated the new building of independent administration reforms and civil services commission and along with the commission’s head Ahmad Nadir Naderi, visited different sections of the building. Afterward, minister of commerce and industries Humayoun Rasa said, of 923 people who sent their applications for business attaches posts, 164 of them were shortlisted who have graduated from economy, business and management fields and have enough experiences in the respect. After hearing the participants’ talks, President Ghani said, “Today, we are witnessing a cultural change in Afghanistan and is a day, that eligibility would overcome relations.” Addressing business attaches, the president said each one of you would be sent to a country, where you would represent Afghanistan as a united nation and mobilized government. At the end, the president said the more the merit overcame relations, the more the national unity would be ensured.