Civil servants in Samangan improve financial management skills with German support

Today, 24 civil servants of Samangan’s Mostofiat Department, in northern Afghanistan successfully completed trainings in law and regulations of procurement, different types of taxes and principle of accounting
During the 18-day training, the staff of Mostofiat’s provincial and district offices, learnt how to manage efficiently finances at their workplaces.

The training was organized by Samangan’s Mostofiat Department, with technical and financial assistance from German Government, at the total cost of more than AFN 628,000.

Trained by two highly qualified trainers, the participants discussed a wide range of topics including the effective techniques of dealing with accounting system challenges, methods of increasing the revenues, and ways of improving the quality of services to the citizens.

During the handover of the certificates at the Samangan Mostofiat’s training hall, Mr. Saddiq Azizi, spokesperson of Samangan’s provincial governor said: “We do believe that such measures play a significant role in bringing transparency to the departments and implementing administrative reforms.”

Ms. Nawidah Mutmain, an officer of Mostufait added: “This training provided us with a very unique opportunity to address our routine problems. We talked in working groups and shared ideas in practical lessons which led to mutual learning. I am happy to return to my working place with this knowledge.”

The Department of Mostofiat Samangan was responsible for offering the training and selected the trainers, invited the participants and provided the training hall. The proposal for this project was prepared by Mostofiat Department and approved by the Public Relation Working Group (PRWG). The training was supported by the Regional Capacity Development project (RCD) in Samangan, which is financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

As part of Germany’s cooperation with Afghanistan, the RCD, which is financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), is implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. In six provinces in northern Afghanistan, RCD supports its partners’ development priorities in the provinces and districts, while at the same time providing training and coaching programmes for civil servants. With its broad range of activities, the RCD aims at increasing Afghan ownership of the development process, strengthening state institutions and pro