The country is going through a very touchy point of time, steeped in bloodshed and violence. President Ghani with his rival Abdullah Abdullah are enjoying foreign trips while the nation is mourning on the dead bodies of their beloved souls and missing ones. President Ghani gives bold speeches in Presidential palace of the United States with impressive promises to win their hearts and minds of President Obama and his colleagues and attracts the attention of International community for funding to spend on irrelevant gatherings.
This is really so sad that President Obama with his colleagues are sitting silent and listen to Ghani’s false promises with no achievements. We have witnessed his leadership in the past months with much disputes and failure with no commitment and dedication towards his promises made during international meeting at the end of 2014. Instead, the international community and President Obama must ask about their achievements that they had since their leading responsibilities. They must ask for their commitments against their promises made during the international conference over the fate of Afghanistan beyond 2014. The future of millions of Afghans must not be bypassed only with talks and promises every time; there must be commitment and dedication instead.
We know the grim realities of Afghanistan, particularly the powerless, excluded, and most vulnerable ethnic groups who have been the victims of their political advantage throughout the history. But one thing we must remember that unless the people make an stand against Ghani’s disputes and failure, he does not fulfill his responsibilities in-line with international leadership principles. He has crossed his all deadlines with many excuses over the last months. He has no single achievements for his nation except the alarming rise in violence and bloodshed since he took the leading responsivity.
The bad atmosphere of elections seemed to have bled into the two leader’s personal relationship, leaving in an everlasting power struggle. A survey conducted three months ago by Afghanistan’s private T.V channel and an independent civil society, reported that Ashraf Ghani’s popularity has fallen dramatically, with only 27.5 percent of people were satisfied with his leadership. Many people, who had hoped for change, feel disregarded. The claim for a true democratic government remained a daydreaming and their dramatic failure against their promises made during their presidential campaign began to undermine their legitimacy, and accountability.
As of now, there must be broader policies in which they create some scenes to attract the attention of people while behind the scene they are devoting efforts to make decisions against the will and benefits of the whole nation. We hope the nation discards from emotional movements and sifts the ground realities with unity to change their dismal fate. It is about time the nation must allude the intact promises Ghani with his Rival made during their campaigns and in the presence of International gatherings in London conference with his people if the nation wants to get rid of these shameful miseries and disorder.