DoTalkToMe: I have been hopeful for this year. Now lowering expectations once again.
They could deliver very easily if they wanted too. This is not that complicated.
Godson: Imo.... You are not alone ESPECIALLY if THE TITANIUM date passed in January... How solid is that for us to hold on to..... Imo
AshleyD: IMO,, so true right you are. Iraq makes it complicated, hopes and expectations need to be moved to the back burner, I did not say thrown in the trash. Just live in the now moment far bigger things may happen before the dinar ever rv's.
Tivon: You all must be forgetting this little nugget. What did Al-Kazemi say to his cabinet? That he wanted at the earliest session to address the issue of reducing the USD rate against the IQD right? So why would we expect anything prior? He said this on June 23rd. Today is July 3rd. We got a heads up on a potential timeline for a change in the rate.
Tivon cont….Between now and then I am looking for the Gazette announcement. Not only that they are doing this based on the Constitution. So in that sense a parliamentary session would be the time & place to issue a legal decision regarding the reduction in the USD price.
Not to mention the EFSL in spite of what Mazhar Muhammad Saleh stated a couple of days ago the ministries still have not received any funds. Those 300,000 families that are waiting on assistance from the law still have not been settled. Why?
Well apparently they can not (House of Representatives) distribute any funds because Hakim Al-Zamili even stated that he will take up everything with the relevant authorities once the EFSL is published in the Gazette. Which is MIA.
So before you start with how things may be shifting away from the urgency in execution of what the law is supposed to address in the immediate sense of what it was created for you should keep an eye out for the official publication. IMO
Parliament Rapporteur Announces The Start Date of The New Legislative Term 30th June, 2022
Today, Thursday, the Rapporteur of the Parliament, Gharib Askar, announced the date for the start of the new legislative term of the Iraqi parliament and for the resumption of the parliament's sessions.
Askar said, in an interview with (Baghdad Today), that "the new legislative term of the Iraqi parliament and the resumption of holding parliament sessions will be after the end of the Eid al-Adha holiday and determined by the presidency."
And he indicated that "the Iraqi parliament has many important files in its new legislative chapter, including resolving the presidential file, voting on the new Iraqi government, and passing important laws that have been suspended since previous parliamentary sessions."
DallasDude: Maybe the EFSL being printed in the Gazette is being timed with the next legislative session around mid July.
Samson: Integrity Clarifies The Details Of The Sentencing Of Four Members Of The Kirkuk Provincial Council
3rd July, 2022
The Investigation Department of the Federal Integrity Commission announced today, Sunday, the issuance of a ruling in absentia to imprison four members of the Kirkuk Provincial Council, indicating that the convicts took advantage of their position; To unjustly seize money owned by the state
And the commission stated in a statement, received by Earth News, that "the Kirkuk Criminal Court - the second commission, issued a fifteen-year prison sentence in absentia to (4) former members of the Kirkuk Provincial Council, on the grounds of seizing government cars that were (in their custody) and belonging to the Diwan. Kirkuk Governorate,” pointing out that “they refrained from handing over cars after the end of their service in the council
She added that "the court, after reviewing the evidence obtained in the case represented by the testimony of the legal representative of the Kirkuk Governorate Diwan and the records of the receipt of cars by the convicted members, as well as the presumption of their escape, found it sufficient and convincing to convict them in accordance with the provisions of Article (316 / Part One) of the Penal Code, and in the light of articles Subscription 47, 48 and 49 of it
She pointed out that “the court issued an arrest warrant against the convicts, and notified the competent authorities; In order to prevent their travel outside Iraq, while supporting the seizure of their movable and immovable property, as well as giving the affected party (the Kirkuk Governorate Office) the right to review the civil courts; to claim compensation LINK
Samson: In Diyala, a deputy calls for the disclosure of the corruption files that are fortified by the "veto"
3rd July, 2022
A deputy from the Sovereignty Alliance in Diyala called on the supervisory committees and the integrity departments to open all major corruption files in all Diyala departments away from personal and sectarian conflicts.
The representative of the coalition in Diyala, Nawras Mahmoud Al-Issa, told Shafak News Agency; "Many of Diyala's circles are full of files of corruption and waste of public money that have not been opened for many years because of partisan and political deals, factional interests, and quotas at the expense of the interests of the governorate and the citizen."
Al-Issa stressed that "the adoption of professional standards and impartial committees that investigate corruption files in Diyala, and not excluding the veto owners of influential parties and connections to major parties," rejecting "the exploitation of corruption and its suspicions to settle personal accounts and narrow interests away from the supreme national interest of the province."
She pointed out that "there are many corruption files that have been closed and procrastinated by legal fraud methods that are difficult to detect after the loss of relics and evidence by professional and experienced parties in wasting and stealing public money," calling for "the lifting of the veto against all parties and people supported by major parties and influential parties, in addition to providing security protection." And the appropriate atmosphere for investigative committees to perform their work professionally, away from any risks or threats.
Diyala has suffered for many years from the reluctance of large and strategic projects due to the security situation and financial crises that afflicted the country during the war with terrorist organizations, in addition to the control of influential parties and parties over important government departments for more than 15 years. LINK
Samson: Al-Kazemi: Failure to pass the budget leads to a delay of about 10 years in providing services in Iraq
3rd July, 2022
Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi complained, on Sunday, that the Iraqi parliament did not approve the financial budget for the current year, at a time when he revealed that the failure to approve the annual budget delays the process of providing services to nearly 10 years.
Al-Kazemi said in a speech during his inauguration of the installed Maysan investment station for the production of electric power, "People are waiting for the government to provide them with services and provide them with job opportunities, and it is unreasonable for the government to remain self-sufficient and unable to achieve, because there is no budget for not forming a government."
He added, "You know the conditions that this government went through, and they were difficult circumstances, and they are two years old, including in 2020, we did not have a budget, and in the following year 2021 the budget was available, and now in 2022 there is no budget, so how can the government work and provide the best without Budget? Every year in which the budget is delayed, it leads to a delay of five to ten years in the provision of services.” LIN
Samson: Southern Iraq.. Four demonstrations and bridges were cut to demand appointment and water
3rd July, 2022
Hundreds of graduates, administrators, scientists, and farmers in four Iraqi governorates demonstrated, on Sunday, and cut off a number of vital bridges to demand appointment, payment of salaries and provision of irrigation water.
Shafak News Agency reporter said that hundreds of educational and administrative graduates cut off one of the bridges in Al-Amarah city center in front of the governorate building, to demand that they be included in ministerial contracts.
Protester Ahmed Ali told Shafaq News Agency, "We have been demanding our rights for more than a year, and we will continue to demand until they are achieved. We received many promises from politicians and representatives, but unfortunately no one fulfilled his promise and we have nothing left but to go out and put pressure on."
The demonstration witnessed the attendance of the graduates and they sat while one of the bridges was closed on the ground despite the high temperatures. The demonstration coincided with the visit of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi to Maysan Governorate, accompanied by a ministerial delegation, to inaugurate one of the electrical stations.
In addition, our correspondent in Dhi Qar Governorate stated that dozens of graduates of colleges and institutes in Nasiriyah cut the Nasr and Zaitoun bridges in the center of the city, demanding appointment.
Meanwhile, farmers in Al-Muthanna governorate staged a protest because they were prevented from digging wells and their licenses were withdrawn by the Ministry of Water Resources.
In Karbala, graduates of science faculties staged a sit-in in front of the governorate's health department because their salaries were cut for six months by the Ministry of Health. LINK