March 09 2018 11:21 p
Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi on Friday acknowledged the difficulty of eradicating corruption and said the corrupt people had fled their money abroad.
In an interview with Time magazine, Abadi said in response to a question about corruption: "It's an epidemic. People call me to put corrupt people in jail, where do they start and how? "It means a lot of investigation and much of this investigation has to be done abroad, because the money has been transferred abroad."
"The fundamental change we are making is to make our system transparent, to remove bureaucracy.
Corruption hides in bureaucracy and in routine. I am sure that this is the cause of corruption, because there is a narrowing of things, "pointing out that" someone in the system uses this narrowness and this bureaucracy to achieve its own ends.
Look at the passports. People used to pay between $ 300 and $ 400 for a passport, because it takes several months to get it. "
"The government tried before to track people and put them in jail for bribes and later we said, let's make the process of obtaining a passport easier. Now the passport is issued within a day or mostly three or four days. So this problem has ended. "
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