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Economy News - Baghdad
On Monday, the head of the Integrity Commission, Haider Hanoun, called for the start of holding the senior corrupt accountable and recovering the smuggled funds.
Hanoun stressed, "the need to intensify anti-corruption efforts, and increase the pace of work of the commission's investigation directorates and offices in Baghdad and the governorates, to achieve its noble national mission of contributing to the fight against corruption, and to strike with an iron fist at the hands of the corrupt and transgressors of public money."
During his visit to the Commission’s Investigation Directorate in Basra Governorate and meeting with its management and staff, he indicated that “the Commission’s priorities at the current stage are consolidating and strengthening citizens’ confidence in government institutions by holding the senior corrupt accountable and returning the smuggled funds to the state treasury.” He called on “the staff of the office to monitor the level of services provided to citizens.” And to ensure that they are not exposed to blackmail, bargaining and bribery during their review of government departments, through field presence and carrying out their oversight role to the fullest.
He stressed the "submission of important files in their investigative and restraining work, such as cases in which there is a great waste of public money, or those in which the person involved has high job degrees, or cases that represent public opinion," warning to "the priority of some sectors in the governorate, which he described as" the lung of Iraq. Economic".
He pointed out that "files of oil smuggling and corruption in ports and ports should receive great care from the Commission's Investigation Directorate in the governorate," urging "tracking the movement of funds of some workers in the private sector who have benefits linked to the public sector and have been obscenely affected," noting that "this can To lead to uncovering the inflation of employees’ money and enriching them at the expense of public money, so that they are brought to justice.”
He explained that "the changes that can occur through job rotation aim to advance the interest of the institution to carry out the task entrusted to it in an honorable manner before God and the people," denying that "the change and exchange of some sites is for personal and non-objective purposes."
He noted that "there are qualified and young elements among the staff of the Commission in various specializations, whom we are well-known for; to lead the formations in which they teach, and to raise the level of performance of those formations in a way that serves the citizen and preserves public money."
He called for "following up on criminal cases and intensifying efforts to expedite their completion in cooperation with the competent judicial authorities, and to prosecute bad elements in the governorate departments who contribute to burdening citizens by asking for bribes and delaying the completion of their transactions or those who cause delay in projects, especially service ones," expressing his "willingness to overcome Obstacles that may hinder the work of the Directorate in a way that contributes to cleaning the governorate’s institutions from corruption or reducing its paths, in preparation for the eradication of this dangerous scourge.
Added 11/28/2022 - 5:59 PM
Updated 11/29/2022 - 8:03 AM
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