NEILI (Pajhwok): A number of women in Neili, capital of central Daikundi province, complain about absence of urban transport service and ask the government to resolve this issue in collaboration with the private sector.
The women say besides other problems in Neili, transport service in the city has also been paid no attention and people, particularly women, are faced with problems. They say a person should walk for hours to reach their destination.
Binazi Husaini, 60, who runs a shop of handicrafts, told Pajhwok Afghan News that they could not hire a taxi due to high fare.
“I walk around an hour everyday for coming here, I have no any vehicle, I have to give 30 afghanis fare to a motorcycle to take me home if I stay until late here, taxis take high fare and I cannot afford that,” she said.
She said men had no problem because they used motorcycles for traveling from one area to another. She asked officials concerned to take action for resolving the problem.
Meanwhile, female workers in government and non-governmental offices also complained about lack of transport service in Neili and said office directors and senior officers had transport facility provided by their offices, but ordinary and low paid workers had no such facility.
Masuma Nejati, an employee of Education Department of Daikundi, said that she was marked absent due to her late arrival to office because she always came to office on foot.
“I walk for about two hours to reach office, I try to arrive early but I cannot and I become tired, still they mark me absent, I am tired of this situation,” she said.
Governor’s spokesman, Rohullah Ghori, said that the provincial administration had no program to provide transport service to government employs in Neili city.
He said no private company was interested to provide transport service, but the local administration would work to provide such service next year.