A deputy talks about the "waste" Sumo quarter of a billion dollars and accuses the oil inspector of "lagging" in the disclosure
13:40 - 28/04/2019
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A member of the Oil and Energy Commission parliamentary Jamal al-Mohammadi, on Sunday, the Office of the Inspector General of the Ministry of Oil reluctance to disclose the details of the waste of a quarter of a billion dollars company Sumo marketed Iraqi crude oil.
"According to the information and documents we obtained, we found that the oil marketing company has paid delay penalties due to delays in loading crude oil tankers from the southern export ports exceeded 250 million dollars for 2015," Al-Mohammadi said in a statement received. 2016 and 2017), which was previously identified by the Integrity Commission / Department of Prevention, identified in the comprehensive report issued by the letter No. (A / 3997 on 17/4/2017).
He added that "until the moment and despite the passage of two years of the issuance of this report did not specify the Ministry of Oil and negligence in the payment of those fines, which we believe that the former management of the oil marketing company bears full responsibility for that because it is responsible for developing plans and marketing and loading crude oil source and implementation "He said.
"According to the information we have documented, the Office of the Inspector General of the Ministry of Oil, has opened an investigation in this regard for more than a year has not been so far announced the results of the investigation, despite the importance and attached to a large financial loss amounted to (250 million dollars) Suspicion and mistrust in the work of the Office of the Inspector-General as investigations are often opened without being resolved, indicating the possibility of compromises or direct pressure on the work of the Office of the Inspector-General. "
He pointed out that "today asked a parliamentary question to the Minister of Oil Thamer Ghadhban guarantees the justification of the Ministry of Oil not to take any action against the missing or causing in the payment of delay penalties caused by delays in the loading of crude oil tankers from southern export ports exceeded $ 250 million for years (2015, 2016 and 2017), which we believe that the former director of the Oil Marketing Company bears the greatest responsibility for that, who is currently the adviser to the Minister of Oil. "
"The failure to complete the administrative investigation by the Office of the Inspector-General of the Ministry of Oil for more than a year to the subject of waste in public funds at a very large (250 million dollars) indicates a very clear imbalance in the work of the Office of the Inspector General of the Ministry of Oil Reinforces the prevailing view that SIGIR's offices have become part of the corruption system and not a means to fight it. "