Taliban Offers Jobs In Exchange For Wheat To Tackle Hunger And Unemployment

Taliban Offers Jobs In Exchange For Wheat To Tackle Hunger And Unemployment

Andrew H. Sweet

The scheme will be rolled out around Afghanistan's major towns and cities and employ 40,000 men in the capital alone, the Taliban's chief spokesman said at a press conference in southern Kabul.

The two-month program will see 11,600 tons of wheat distributed in the capital, with about 55,000 tons elsewhere in the country, including Herat, Jalalabad, Kandahar, Mazar-i-Sharif, and Pol-i-Khomri.

Work for the laborers in Kabul will include digging water channels and catchment terraces for snow in the hills to combat drought.

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