Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Tuesday, July 08, 2003

Hamid Karzai's government is beginning to "make money".

Afghanistan has collected $56 million in revenue from provincial governors and warlords since the end of March, President Hamid Karzai's spokesman said yesterday.

"Since the process of collecting national revenues has started we have so far collected $56m," Jawed Ludin told reporters following a cabinet meeting.

"It's very promising, it seems that the process is working," he said. Anti-Soviet fighter and warlord Ismail Khan, governor of western Herat province, alone has handed over at least $20 m to the central government.

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