Kandahar airport staff resigns over non-payment of salaries

KABUL (SW) – About 35 Kandahar airport staff have resigned due to non-payment of their salaries for eight months.

Mukhtar Ahmad, a Kandahar airport employee who has been working here for four years, told Salam Watandar that he had worked without pay for the past eight months.

According to him, the employees have repeatedly shared their livelihood problems with local officials, but no one has paid attention to them and they have been forced to resign.

These employees are complaining that they are facing economic problems and cannot continue working without a salary.

However, officials from the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation say that everything is going well at Kandahar Airport.

Imam al-Din Ahmadi, spokesman for the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation, rejects the mass resignation of Kandahar airport staff. He said that those who worked in the cleaning department or some other departments have had their contracts terminated.

He added that these employees worked for a private company and were not government employees. Kandahar airport officials emphasize that their work is going smoothly and normally.