Parwan Deputy Provincial Governor receives a laptop from the closeout of LGCD’s Parwan provincial office.
As USAID’s Local Governance and Community Development (LGCD) project prepares for closeout, on February 28 the program’s Parwan provincial office officially closed its doors. Rather than discard or sell the office’s furniture, LGCD transferred 173 items – including chairs, desks, tables, filing cabinets, heaters, and a variety of computer and IT equipment – to the Parwan provincial office of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA). The official handover ceremony took place on February 27. During the ceremony, Provincial Council Representative Abdul Zahir Salangi expressed his thanks for the transfer of goods to the governor’s office saying, “this property will facilitate the different department activities of the governor’s office.” Since November 15, 2009, LGCD implemented 41 activities to support GIRoA efforts to enhance stability and lay the foundation for sustainable development throughout the province.
USAID/Afghanistan Program Highlights: 2/16/2011-2/28/2011