Parliament has a full month to complete the evaluation of the ministerial cabinet
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Baghdad: Omar Abdul Latif and Shaima Rashid
The evaluation of the work of the government of Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani is still continuing in the corridors of the House of Representatives after hosting approximately 10 ministers, while the move will be made to evaluating the governors and bodies, although the allocations for the majority of ministries have not yet arrived, which makes it difficult to evaluate them, as some put it. Representatives in the Planning Committee. Representative in the Planning Committee, Suad al-Maliki, told Al-Sabah: “We hosted ten ministers and governors and heads of bodies will be hosted,” noting that the committee rated some ministries as “good” and other ministries received an evaluation of “excellent.”
Al-Maliki added, "As for all ministries, most of them suffer from a basic problem, which is the lack of financial allocations due to the lack of the budget launch. This is one of the loopholes and gaps, if they exist, and they may be many, since the majority of ministers inherited a heavy legacy from the previous ministries and are still suffering from it, and some of them have begun to forcefully change... reality".
The representative believes that “the work of some ministries, including the Ministry of Interior, Health and Education, especially in terms of changing and rotating positions, was worthy of praise, because there are corruption heads that have taken root in the ministries, and there are also comments about the Ministry of Electricity not using alternative energy.”
She continued by saying: “The committee has the entire current month to evaluate the ministries, and then we will start with the bodies and governors,” indicating that “the problem with the ministries is the lack of allocations, while some ministries have lagging and stalled projects.”
Representative for the Services Committee, Madiha Al-Moussawi, told Al-Sabah: “There is a heavy legacy of lagging projects and corruption, financial and administrative, since the past years, and to this was added the war against ISIS, which led to their complete cessation, and the majority of these projects were exposed to extinction and loss of money.”
Al-Mousawi added, “The current government is a service government, and the citizen needs to get something from the beginning to build bridges of trust between him and it. However, this needs time, and despite that, there are evaluations that may lead to the dismissal of some general directors and their transfer to other places,” pointing out that “the Prime Minister Ministers are the ones who can change the faces of negligent ministers who have not provided anything since they assumed office until now, and everyone is waiting for the coming months to measure the government’s success in defining this stage as providing basic services to citizens, such as water, electricity, and sewerage.
According to Al-Moussawi, “The Ministry of Construction and Housing must pay attention to the roads between Baghdad and the rest of the governorates to reduce traffic accidents and absorb citizen resentment,” noting that the ministry, along with other ministries, “presented two packages of strategic projects to relieve bottlenecks, but the formation of committees delays all this work.”
Edited by: Ali Abdel Khaleq
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