Al-Sudani: Reforming the security institution is the government’s top priority
The first 10/01/2023
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Baghdad: Muhammad Al-Ansari
The Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani, stressed that reforming the security institution is the government’s top priority, by rebuilding its structures and keeping pace with the latest developments in training and security technologies, and by combating corruption. This came during his attendance at the graduation ceremony of two courses at the Ministry of Interior. While he later supervised, via closed-circuit television, the opening and rehabilitation of 1,055 schools throughout the country.
The Prime Minister attended the graduation ceremony of the 28th session of the Higher Institute for Security Development, and the 53rd qualifying course for officers, which was held in the institute’s building in the capital, Baghdad, in the presence of the Minister of Interior.
Al-Sudani, in a speech he delivered during the ceremony, congratulated the officers graduating in this course, stressing that “they are qualified to assume responsibility and defend Iraq and its people in the face of every danger,” and that they will “continue the path of the officers and affiliates who came before them who defended this land in the harshest and most miserable circumstances.”
Al-Sudani told the graduates: “Today you are taking the first steps on the path to responsibility, which requires you to be worthy of carrying it, and many of you will perform your duties in civilian departments, which are no less important than what officers perform in the fighting ranks.”
He stressed that “true security begins when we provide public service to citizens, and when the citizen feels that the state cares about his affairs and facilitates his transactions in the departments,” stressing that “you are required to have high commitment and discipline in performing your duties, so that you reflect the true image of the security man, whatever the task he is facing.” she has". He addressed the graduates by saying: “There is a major role awaiting you, which is to take over the security file in the cities from the army forces after the security situation improves,” pointing out that “the scourge of drugs is no less dangerous than the challenges of ISIS terrorism, as it threatens societal security, and the money from its trade is exploited to finance terrorism.” He stated that “reforming the security institution is the government’s top priority, by rebuilding its structures and keeping pace with the latest developments in training and security technologies, and by combating corruption.” He pointed out that "the government worked to rehabilitate the security forces by returning 34,000 of those whose contracts had been terminated. Tens of thousands were also contracted to pump new blood into the security establishment, and to form new brigades of federal police forces and law enforcement." For his part, the Minister of Interior, Abdul Amir Al-Shammari, said during the graduation ceremony of the two courses: “The current government has directions to expand the coverage of the Police College,” calling on “graduating officers to provide everything they possess to Iraq and its people.”
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister supervised, via closed-circuit television in the Ministry of Education building, the opening of 146 schools and the rehabilitation of 1,009 school buildings in various governorates of Iraq. During his meeting with senior staff in the Ministry of Education, he stressed the importance of upgrading the infrastructure of schools, because they represent, along with the teacher and the student, the basic pillars of the educational process, and it is not acceptable for Iraqi students to study in mud or caravans schools. Al-Sudani explained the government’s trend in building schools towards the “Iraqi Fund for Development” program, with the participation of the private sector, in order to bypass the complex and slow mechanisms used previously, directing education directors in Baghdad and the governorates to expedite the preparation of plans and priorities for their directorates’ projects and submit them to the governors. In addition, the Prime Minister honored the top students and outstanding graduates of preparatory school for the academic year 2022-2023.
He expressed his appreciation to the professors, teaching staff, mothers and fathers, who directly contributed to caring for the outstanding students, and providing them with all the help and support. He reviewed the students’ problems and requirements, and directed the formation of a committee with the membership of the Prime Minister’s advisors to follow up on these requests, and provide the necessary facilities and overcome obstacles. In accordance with the full powers of the Prime Minister.
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