Incidents that threaten the credibility of the “infrastructure government”.. Demonstrations demanding services in Baghdad: Where is the service effort?[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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Although the service nature, attention to infrastructure and attention to deprived areas, was the most prominent statement on the part of Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani since he assumed the duties of prime minister, until he began to form the service effort, specialized in providing infrastructure services to deprived areas, which must make it It is strange that there are demonstrations in Baghdad demanding services despite the presence of these intensive service efforts.
But the people of District 2 and 3/10 in the southwest of the capital, Baghdad, or what is called “Abu Dashir II”, which belongs to the municipality of Al-Rashid, and after hoping well for Al-Sudani’s approach and the introduction of a service effort to end the suffering that has lasted more than 20 years, are preparing to go out with a demonstration next Thursday, and in A date that coincides with the days of the October 2019 demonstrations, as the people of these areas complain of deprivation of all types of services despite the distribution of these plots of land since 2002, that is, more than 20 years ago.
These plots of land, which include more than 24 thousand plots, make them capable of housing between 24 and 50 thousand families, and relatively alleviating the housing crisis. However, they are still unserved and have not been paid attention to yet, according to what the residents say.
The people who are gathering to stage a major demonstration in front of the Baghdad Municipality next Thursday, 10/5/2023, point out that what is surprising is that the service effort and the Baghdad Municipality in all its departments are providing services to the agricultural areas and neglecting these lands that are pure property titles, considering that this The trend raises suspicion that services are distributed according to political opinions and areas of influence, and not in a fair manner, thus making the provision of services in favor of agricultural areas and bypassing and neglecting residential areas included in the basic design of the capital, Baghdad.
The competent authorities, Al-Rasheed Municipality, or the Municipality of Baghdad did not reveal the reason for the delay in providing services to these two districts, whether water, electricity, or paving, like the rest of the regions, or at least like the agricultural areas, especially since they are located in a location surrounding the Fourth Ring Street, which penetrates these lands and which is supposed to The government intends to begin implementing it during this year, and approximately 500 billion dinars have been allocated to begin implementing the ring road.
Observers believe that the emergence of demonstrations demanding services and the presence of afflicted and deprived areas that have not been paid attention to yet threaten the government’s credibility in being a services government and moving towards improving infrastructure, as the government used its first slogan.
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