- Today 20:03
A government whose joints were dominated by controversy and suspicions, and arrest warrants affected many of its heroes, and its consequences did not end even after its end, as long as its president, Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, proceeded with procedures, decisions, and applications that were not legal, but rather deepened the crises of Mesopotamia and intensified the divisions between his political parties. Perhaps the most notable is the Emergency Support for Food Security and Development Law.
A member of the State of Law coalition, Saad Al-Muttalabi, described the approval of the Food Security and Emergency Law as a “systematic corruption process,” and while identifying the parties benefiting from it, he explained the Integrity Commission’s position on the law.
Al-Muttalabi said, in an interview with the Maalouma Agency, that “the food security law represents a process of systematic corruption and theft at a very high level, and large political parties participated in it. That is why the people did not see any of the achievements that were promised before the adoption of this law.”
He added, "The food law was approved illegally, and represents an extremely corrupt phenomenon," pointing out that "this law was passed during the time of Mustafa Al-Kadhimi's previous government, and the groups and blocs that were supportive of Al-Kadhimi benefited from it."
A member of Al-Maliki's coalition explained, "There is serious movement by the Federal Integrity Commission towards the Food Security Law, and it is possible that matters will develop further, because some parties claim that the law is still in effect given the presence of some expenditures."
Al-Muttalabi expected, "There will be future accountability for everyone involved in stealing the funds of this law, if the parties are serious about appointing the Integrity Commission."
Earlier, the committee responsible for reviewing contracts for food security law projects revealed the presence of major negligence and suspicions of corruption in the food security law, after technical committees were formed from the relevant ministries to conduct field visits to projects implementing the law.
*Reinvestigation...a correct step.
For her part, Member of the House of Representatives, Zahra Al-Bajari, today, Tuesday, considered Parliament’s move towards reinvestigating the disbursements of Food Security Law funds a step in the right direction, adding that there are many corruption files that have been passed in Al-Kadhimi’s government.
Al-Bajari said in an interview with the Maalouma Agency, “The Finance Committee and the Economic Committee are moving towards reconsidering all the funds that were allocated within the Emergency Support Law,” noting that “there are many corruption files that have been revealed, and the other part of them is being investigated.” .
She continued, “The numbers spent on the Food Security Law are very large, and they did not go to the projects that were voted on in the House of Representatives,” noting that “there are many corruption files that were passed in Al-Kadhimi’s government.”
Regarding the re-investigation of food security funds, Al-Bajari stated: “It is necessary for the relevant parliamentary committees to continue moving to re-track the disbursements of food security law funds in the previous administration’s government, in view of the many violations that were revealed later.”
It is noteworthy that the relevant parliamentary committees had previously announced the resumption of investigations into the Food Security Law funds again in order to find out the disbursements of an amount of 25 trillion Iraqi dinars.
In the context, political analyst, Saad Al-Zubaidi, described the vote on the food security law as “professional theft.”
Al-Zubaidi said, in an interview with the Maalouma Agency, that “voting on the food security law was one of the methods of professional theft, as many billions were withdrawn from the previous government, and there was no way to spend those huge sums.”
He added, "Many accusations were pursued against the former Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, as a result of wasting large sums of money under the pretext of the food security law," stressing that the latter "was accused of seizing more than $21 billion in oil revenues, and wasting them between him and his government advisors with the participation of some political parties." .
The political analyst explained, “The last period of Al-Kadhimi’s government, and with the beginning of the phase of Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sawani, the authorities received many complaints against the previous government, and the accusations are still continuing against it.” Ended / 25 R.
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