[size=38]An Economist Criticizes The Government’s Granting Of Exemptions To Ministries .. “Wasted Spending”[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]08/04/2022 | 6:32 PM
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Today, Thursday, economist Nabil Al-Ali criticized the exemptions granted by the government to the heads of government departments, institutions and ministries, while stressing that the exemptions may lead to a waste of 20% of the volume of spending.
Al-Ali said in an interview with the "Information" agency, that "granting repeated exemptions by the government to the heads of departments, government institutions and ministries can encourage corruption."
He explained that "the instructions for implementing contracts No. 2 of 2014 are the supreme rules issued to all public government agencies and institutions, and they draw the legal lines and paths that must be followed in concluding contracts in a way that protects and guarantees the rights of all contracting parties, achieves justice and equality between bidders, and protects public funds." .
He added, "Exemptions from these instructions should only be granted under special circumstances such as war, natural disasters or major crises."
Al-Ali continued: “Many exemptions have been observed, such as those granted to contracts related to the ration card program, contracts for regional development projects worth tens of billions of dollars, and contracts for many ministries, in recent times, in addition to granting exemptions to implement projects related to Mosul Airport.” .
And the economist indicated that “exemptions may lead to wasting public money, which represents about 20% of the volume of expenditure excluded from the mentioned instructions.