Beneficiary Registration Launch in Herat

The Beneficiary Registration and Selection process officially launched on 09th December 2019 in Herat province.

A total of 18 Senior Staff of MoRR, MUDL, DMM went from Kabul to Herat to Launch the technology-based system of the Beneficiary Registration and Selection on 08th December 2019. A meeting organized for the delegation to meet with Herat Provincial Governor and discuss the way-forward while majority of the provincial Beneficiary Consortium member participated to this meeting. The meeting conducted in Provincial Governor Office, meeting hall.

The MoRR Minister (Balkhi), the MUDL Deputy Minister for Land (Totakhail), MUDL-Title deed Director, the DMM-Economic Director (Eng. Wasel), the Provincial Governor (Mr. Rahimi), Deputy Provincial Governor (Mr. Hashimi), ARAZI Director (Mr. Akhtarzada), Director for Urban Development (Mr. Sarwari), DoRR Director (Mr. Nadem), Zendajan District Governor, Head of Security department, representative of Saadat community, local and national media and UN-Habitat staffs participated to this important meeting.

The meeting started by MoRR Minister and MUDL Deputy Minister remarks. MoRR minister, H.E. Balkhi thanked UN-Habitat program stand a strong partner with the Government of Afghanistan working on Re-Integration of IDPs and Returnees, as well as supporting the Government on amendments of the PD-305 to respond for the needs of people.

The MoRR minister elaborated, beneficiaries will be selected in accordance to the presidential decree 305, by provincial beneficiary selection consortia led by MoRR. H.E the minister thanked EU and the Royal Danish Embassy (Denmark) for their assistance particularly financing the SHURA programme.

Minister Balkhi said, the registration of beneficiary for allocation of land will be started in to 12 provinces by government while the 2 province (Herat & Kabul) will be supported by UN-Habitat programme.

The MUDL deputy minister also expressed his happiness on seeing the practical implementation of PD 305, and promised to allocate more lands for IDPs and returnees across the country. He stated, the Land Bank system developed on the bases of H.E the president to register, protect and proper of the state land in Afghanistan with the technical assistance of the UN-Habitat organization.
There are 4.9 million jeribs of state land identified, surveyed, surveyed, registered, and inventoried over 28 provinces and 20,000jeribs of state land have been cleared and allocated to IDPs and Returnees. The Land Bank project financially supported by the Royal Danish Embassy in Afghanistan with the technical assistance of UN-Habitat programme.

DMM-Head of Economic Department Eng. Wasel expressed his happiness to see the PD-305 implementation is started and committed DMM support to SHURA programme and beneficiaries for extension of the municipality services (land parcel distribution and maintenance of the township) as it outlined in the PD-305.
One of the key activities of this programme is a selection of the beneficiaries to receive assistance. In order to ensure the transparency and effectiveness of beneficiary selection, a digitized web-based system was developed. And a total number of 118 registration staff have been hired (51 in Kabul and 67 in Herat) and trained by UN-Habitat and MoRR. Moreover, numerous coordination and technical meetings were held in Kabul and Herat among the relevant stakeholders.
To inform the potential eligible applicants and officially start the process of registration, MoRR and UN-Habitat besides announcing the start of the registration process on national media held an inauguration ceremony in Herat Province.

During the opening ceremony, a relatively huge number of returnees and IDPs were present in the Registration center in order to register themselves to receive assistance under SHURA programme. Some of the returnees and IDPs have expressed their happiness for such initiatives and hoped that government and other humanitarian agencies would pay more attention to address their needs.

The inauguration ceremony was largely covered by local and national media.

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