OCTOBER 10TH, 2019
Ministries are obliged to cooperate with their members in the public interest
Baghdad - Waad Al Shammari
The General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers announced on Wednesday that the committee supervising the implementation of the demands of the demonstrators has wide powers, pointing to the obligation of state institutions to cooperate with the members of that committee, while stressing the start of the process of counting the numbers covered by the salaries of the unemployed and the distribution of plots of land through the ministries' data Concerned.
Spokesman for the Secretariat General Haider Majeed said in an interview with Al-Sabah Al-Jadeed, "The cabinet has taken a decision to form a pivotal committee to supervise the implementation of the demonstrators' demands in coordination with the relevant authorities." Majeed added that "the committees have been working continuously for days, and has resulted in decisions taken by the Council of Ministers in regard to the needs of the main citizens at the level of services."
He pointed out that "the follow-up to the implementation of decisions will be directly from that committee, where its members were given broad powers to enable them to perform their duties in full."
Majid pointed out that "Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi will be in continuous contact with the Committee in order to develop solutions to the current problems."
He stressed that "the decision by which the committee was formed, obliged ministries to cooperate with their members in the public interest," stressed that "the most prominent decisions that have been taken is the appointment of 1433 graduates of universities and holders of higher degrees within the movement of owners." The spokesman for the Secretariat, that "each ministry has taken upon itself to implement what is contained in the government recommendations on the demands of the demonstrators according to their competence."
He continues, that "the Secretariat of the Council of Ministers sent books and circulars to all official institutions the need to adhere to the decisions and instructions issued by the government recently."
He added, "The Ministries of Planning and Labor have a database of the unemployed will be limited to the preparation of their salaries and the distribution of plots of land and residential complexes."
Majid continued by saying that `` Abdul-Mahdi's government program includes 1065 infrastructure projects, and work is under way, and there are directives issued to give priority to those that have direct contact with the citizen, such as housing complexes for distribution to the families of martyrs widows, orphans and displaced, and that includes all governorates. ''
For his part, said the opposition MP Hassan Fadam in a statement to «new morning», «« most of the demands of the demonstrators related to the executive side and the competence of the government ».
“Some of the demands need parliamentary support to the government through the enactment of appropriate legislation,” he said.
He pointed out, that «the House of Representatives expressed its full readiness to discuss all the demands of the demonstrators and the implementation of the tasks entrusted to him from the legislative and control tasks in order to achieve reform».
And surprised support, «Abdul Mahdi asked for more powers», and said that «the Prime Minister did not use his constitutional powers in the administration of the state».
He went on to support, that «the House of Representatives, despite his conviction that the Mahdi has wide powers to manage the state, but does not mind giving him a new mandate in taking the necessary decisions that help him to provide jobs and address the file services».
It is noteworthy that a number of provinces have seen since the beginning of this month demonstrations demanding better services, while the three presidencies have intensified meetings in order to implement those requests as soon as possible.
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