Al-Sudani chairs a meeting to discuss the procedures for implementing the unified treasury account and the electronic payment system[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] |Today, 20:[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Baghdad today - Baghdad
Today, Wednesday, the Prime Minister, Muhammad Shia'a Al-Sudani, chaired a meeting of the Committee for the Localization of Salaries and the Unified Treasury Account.
The meeting was attended by the Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq and the Minister of Finance, the Prime Minister's advisors, the general managers of the Al-Rafidain, Al-Rasheed and Al-Iraqi banks for trade, and the representative of the Federal Office of Financial Supervision.
During the meeting, according to a statement by the Prime Minister's Office received by (Baghdad Today), Al-Sudani listened to "a briefing by the Minister of Finance on the ministry's procedures regarding the unified public treasury system, the progress of the process of settling the salaries of state employees, and the procedures related to the application of the electronic payment points (POS) system . "
He stressed, "The delay in implementing the unified treasury account during the past years has caused many cases of corruption and abuse of public money, the latest of which was the crime of stealing tax guarantee funds (theft of the century)."
And the Prime Minister stressed, "the need to address the matter by applying the unified treasury system to reduce corruption," noting that "the continuation of the current situation makes the state not aware of the amount of its assets and accounts or the number of its employees."
Al-Sudani stressed, "Anyone who works to obstruct this project is considered a contributor to covering up corruption."
He directed "to expedite the preparation of new standards, including the largest number of electronic payment companies, which number about 16, and to contract with companies that provide better services at lower costs."
The Prime Minister also directed the formation of a committee of representatives of ministries, governorates, and government banks, to install electronic payment points ( POS ), in all institutions, and to seek the help of international experiences and foreign expertise; To support the project and encourage citizens to adopt it and deal financially through it.