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Today, Thursday, Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani issued directives related to the service situation and lagging projects in Baghdad, while stressing that those responsible for the waste of public money should be held accountable.
The media office of the Prime Minister said in a statement, "The Prime Minister, Muhammad Shia' al-Sudani, chaired, yesterday, a meeting that included the Governor of Baghdad, Muhammad Jaber al-Atta, and the general managers and heads of departments in the governorate," noting that "the governor presented at the outset of the meeting a briefing on the work of the governorate." And the services it provides, and the most important problems and obstacles facing service and investment projects, and prevented the provision of the required services in the outskirts of Baghdad, as well as indicating the most important upcoming projects that the governorate intends to implement in the areas under its responsibility.
Al-Sudani stressed, "the need to change the current service reality of Baghdad Governorate according to a new vision, and that priorities be arranged according to the needs of citizens, and focus on infrastructure projects represented by sanitation projects and the provision of potable water," noting that "there is no justification for the service apparatus of Baghdad Governorate." For citizens to complain about the acute shortage of basic services.
Al-Sudani directed "the need to develop rapid plans to address the problems of providing urgent services to citizens."
The meeting witnessed a discussion of lagging service projects, and the reasons for delay, including the projects of Baghdad gates, hospitals and schools.
Al-Sudani stressed, "Those responsible for the waste of public money in these projects must be held accountable," stressing that "the government is well aware of the size of the crises and problems that citizens complain about, and it has a diagnosis of the defect sites, and it is determined to find solutions, according to well-studied technical plans."
Al-Sudani directed "the governor of Baghdad to reconsider the financial costs of the Baghdad entrances projects through a specialized audit committee, and also directed the Ministry of Planning to resolve the exchange rate difference for hospital projects in Baghdad, and to consider it one of the first priorities," instructing the ministry also to "list the local companies that have implemented sewage projects." In all provinces, and distinguished in achievement with the support of the beneficiaries, for the purpose of inviting these companies to implement sewage projects in the province of Baghdad.
Al-Sudani directed "the Prime Minister's office to follow up on the Integrity Commission, to explain the reasons for not taking legal measures based on the report of the Financial Supervision Bureau for the project to rehabilitate and develop Al-Nu'man Hospital, and to refer the negligent integrity employees to investigation."
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