[size=36]Parliamentary finance comment on the formation of the Anti-Corruption Council: it is another step to expand corruption[/size]
Member of the Finance Committee, Hoshyar Abdullah, said on Friday that the Anti-Corruption Council is an overburden, stressing that the government should take bold steps against the corrupt.
"This council will become a superfluous circle that requires financial allocations and contributes to increasing corruption instead of fighting it," Abdullah said in a statement received by Mawazine News.
"The fight against corruption does not need this council, but it needs strength and courage, not to hesitate to arrest and prosecute senior corrupt officials," he said.
He added that "the formation of the Anti-Corruption Council is a wrong step from the strategic point of view contribute to increasing institutional laxity in the Iraqi state as it is an administrative ring to create new jobs for unemployed people," in addition to "the burden of this step of empty and consumer media propaganda to say that the government Fighting corruption, while this Council is itself another step to expand corruption. "
He explained that "one of the most important problems experienced by the state is the presence of a large number of bodies and religious endowments, councils and centers, all linked to the Council of Ministers as if a state within a state."
He pointed out that "there are bodies overlap or intersect its work with other bodies or with the Council of Ministers, and all these institutions need financial allocations in the budget."
He added that "this Council will be called for financial allocations in the next budget as well, and therefore we hoped there would be a reduction in these institutions rather than increase, noting that the vast majority of them do not provide imports, but take allocations and cause increased government spending."
"The fight against corruption in the first place needs strong and firm will and no fear of any party supporting the corrupt official. Corruption is crystal clear. If you ask any simple citizen in the street about the names of corrupt people, he will tell you. The biggest proportion of corruption is in the executive branch. Institutions that have corruption and corrupt people in the previous government are known and there is no need to investigate and search for them. All that is required is (dare) the Iraqi government to arrest them and refer them to the judiciary to receive their fair compensation. "