The First Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hassan Al-Kaabi, spoke today, Wednesday, about wide powers that the money recovery law will grant to the supervisory and executive authorities, to hold the spoilers accountable and prosecute the smuggled money.
A statement by Al-Kaabi's office, received by the "National News Center", stated that "the latter and the heads and members of the parliamentary committees (integrity, financial, legal) attended today, the expanded meeting held at the Peace Palace, under the auspices of the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, to discuss a draft law (recovering corruption proceeds). ), which will be concerned with recovering Iraqi funds from the corrupt inside and outside Iraq).
Al-Kaabi stressed, during the meeting, the importance of the aforementioned law and the speedy enactment of it and the legislation of all laws that would strengthen the work mechanisms of the supervisory and executive authorities and give them broader powers and legal force in holding corrupters accountable, regardless of who is behind them.
And he continued, "The law grants the powers to act in pursuit of looted funds inside and outside Iraq, most of which came as a result of the policies of previous and failed governments, which exposed public money to waste, looting and loss, and helped and contributed to many corrupt people to get rich quickly without reason at the expense of the Iraqi people's long-awaited deprivation for a decent living." In a country where law and integrity prevail and able to provide all services to its people.”
Al-Kaabi called on all parliamentary committees and members of the House of Representatives to “exercise their oversight and legislative role entrusted to them, which are moral tasks before they are legal because they are representatives of the people, especially during this period when some are trying to stir up public opinion by marketing rumors that MPs are busy with electoral propaganda and not interested in their parliamentary duties.”
And the deputy speaker of Parliament stressed by saying: “But we affirm the necessity of continuing and even increasing the activity of the legislative authority and its efforts during the coming period, and the completion of all important legal legislation that affects the life of the citizen and the preservation of public money and other legislative and oversight tasks.”
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