New Kandahar Governor To Deploy His Green Thumb

Tooryalai Wesa plans to put his post-graduate degrees in agriculture and adult education to use

photo: office of governor wesa
Kandahar’s new governor, Afghan-Canadian Tooryalai Wesa. A native of Kandahar’s Arghandab district, he fled during the wars, returning in 2004 to put his higher education to good use. Despite close connections with Canada, the founding president of Kandahar University says Afghans know his heart lies with them.
Jeff Davis
Published: Wednesday, 01/14/2009 12:00 am EST

Kandahar province. In most photos it seems a dusty, desolate landscape where people toil to eke out an impoverished existence amongst the poor, chalk-dry soils.

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