"Previous governments had reduced and merged some ministries, and this experience was positive but had negatives also," stressing that "Iraq is going through a suffocating economic situation in addition to shrinking and curtailment of state institutions from some expenditures, but this rationalization, reduction or elimination must be carefully studied,” Committee’s member Sattar Jabbar told Shafaq News Agency.
"This step is very important, especially since there is an overlap in many of the powers of the Iraqi state institutions and a conflict between institutions with some important decisions," stressing "reviewing the work of state institutions and merging with each other or canceling part of it."
He explained that " the committee is awaiting the arrival of a letter from the Prime Minister, regarding the institutions that will be canceled or merged, for the purpose of studying this step, so that we can present our opinion and proposals, especially that some of our proposals will be binding," noting that "canceling or merging the institutions of the Iraqi state, needs parliament’s vote. "
The Cabinet decided, headed by Al-Kadhimi on May 12, during its second regular session to reduce and rationalize the administrative structures of the state, calling on every government agency to present its vision in this field.
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