Today, Sunday, the First Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hassan Al-Kaabi, called for the immediate start of uprooting the corrupt and incompetent leaders in the Ministry of Electricity, while pointing to the need for a comprehensive revolution that begins with changing these non-professional leaders.
His media office said in a statement received by the National News Center that "Al-Kaabi met the Minister of Electricity, Adel Karim, to discuss the reality of electric power production and the repeated targeting of power towers, and to complete the electrical connection with the Gulf countries," noting that "Al-Kaabi reviewed the nature of the problems in the electricity sector." Electricity and the necessary treatments to end the power outage crisis, as well as the importance of expediting the end of the electrical connection process with the Arab Gulf states.”
Al-Kaabi stressed that “it is necessary to start changing leaders and a number of incompetent executive officials in the ministry,” noting that “the electricity file is among the most important priorities of the parliament’s work, as it is directly related to the life of the citizen, and therefore the ministry needs a comprehensive and rapid revolution that begins with uprooting Corrupt and incompetent leaders that contributed to the reluctance of their actions over the past two decades, and the need for a good leader surrounded by professional and honest cadres to fight with them and achieve his goals.
The statement continued, "Al-Kaabi discussed many files, including production rates, which currently amounted to more than 195,000 megawatts, and the need to develop short, medium and long-term plans to gradually increase them, by introducing additional systems that will add to the production volume between 5-7 thousand megawatts in 2022." And in a way that may increase the processing hours between 18-22 hours per day.”
He added, "The problem of the continued targeting of energy towers and the need to increase coordination with the security services in all regions of Iraq to limit targeting were discussed, as well as the importance of the minister's participation in discussing the allocations and technical plans that are presented in the corridors of the House of Representatives and approved by the ministry as the competent sectoral authority."
The statement pointed out, "It was agreed on the need to expedite the completion of projects that would increase energy, solve the problem of shortage during peak periods next summer, and also activate projects that depend on loans from donor countries to establish generating stations that are consistent with the fuel available in Iraq and encourage the project." The pioneering solar energy production, as well as continuing maintenance operations periodically and in purely Iraqi hands, and avoiding contracting with foreign companies that cost the budget huge sums.
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