16:00 - 2023-02-01
Today, Wednesday, February 1, 2023, the President of the Republic, Dr. Abdul Latif Jamal Rashid, received at the Baghdad Palace, the Secretary-General of the Supreme Coordinating Committee for Provincial Affairs in the Council of Ministers, Dr. Ahmed Al-Fatlawi.
During the meeting, the President of the Republic spoke about the necessity of field visits to the governorates to find out the size of the problems and challenges facing citizens and work to overcome them, pointing to the need to support the governorates, their budgets, and the services provided to their people, and the need to activate the provisions of the constitution and laws with regard to administrative decentralization and the transfer of powers to the governorates in order to help combat Corruption, eliminating it, and raising the general level of the governorates.
The President of the Republic indicated the importance of reviewing the numbers of members of the provincial councils in the draft law amending the law of governorates that are not organized in a region, pointing to the need to address the disbursement of funds allocated to the governorates to advance their urban and service reality, in addition to the establishment of new cities integrated in the services provided and infrastructure.
The President of the Republic emphasized that security and political stability will help open horizons for investment, and he also indicated the importance of developing these opportunities to advance the country's reality and ensure prosperity and stability for the people.
In this context, the President of the Republic directed the establishment of a citizen's complaints fund for the Presidency of the Republic.
In turn, Dr. Al-Fatlawi indicated that the committee will play a coordinating role with the Presidency of the Republic by reviewing the reports of each governorate in an integrated manner, and explained the government's keenness to activate petrodollar allocations and pay them directly to the governorates, and the Development Fund for Iraq and the Reconstruction Fund for the poorest governorates were also established.
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