Long-Presse / Baghdad
Intends Government Basra, which met their portfolios, recently, the head of the government, Haider al-Abadi, in Baghdad, back to the capital to collect the money, "rounded" since 2013, the past, not be returned to the province in the current year, while demanded Kirkuk, in the meeting which brought together Abadi, the first on Thursday, with 15 governors, to maintain output from the circle areas "militarily fallen," asserting that the security forces are in control throughout the province except Hawija (55 km southwest of Kirkuk).
While officials attended the meeting, which touched on ways to implement the amendments to the powers of the provincial law says 21, that law enforcement mechanisms did not move a single step since the legislation last year.
And faces the law, which is expected to expand the administrative and legislative powers to the provinces, according to local officials, obstacles set in front of the most important application of a lawsuit revocation made under the previous government, and refused to hand over some of the political blocs "share" of the ministries to local governments.
He says the governor of Kirkuk, Necmettin cream, in an interview with the newspaper (range), "The meeting, which brought together governors of Iraq, with the exception of the Kurdistan region, with the prime minister, discussed the issue of the popular crowd and volunteers who support the security forces in the liberation of the areas under the control of so-called organized Islamic State (Daash) ", and refers to the" vision Abadi and heads of local governments, to go to those groups are organized by the Ministries of Defense and Interior and Local Governments of the Governor. "
He adds cream, that "the conferees called for the need to increase support of the security forces, the People and the crowds in the provinces of Anbar, Salahuddin and Nineveh," and shows that "Abadi discussed several topics with the Conservatives highlighted the problem of liquidity, and give priority to the strategic and security projects, in government expenditures, and the implementation of the amendments Law 21, "and asserts that" law, which faces a veto from the Maliki government, agreed upon in each of its paragraphs, even those relating to the security aspect, which would allow local governments to act freely with the local armed forces, with the exception of the Federal Police, which will be one of the central functions of government. "
The Second Amendment's powers governorates not organized province, which challenged the previous Council of Ministers of the law, legislation angered team Nuri al-Maliki, last summer, and step revolutionary for the application of the principle of decentralization, which is stated in the Constitution, and remained a dead letter, and treat Parliament after severe claims, particularly MPs from Basra and Nineveh, where he participated in the writing of the amendments advisers from Canada and experts in the federal systems.
But the governor of Kirkuk, says, "The implementation of this law mechanisms has not moved since the year 2013 enacted the past."
Under the law, the transfer of powers of the nine overalls service to the provinces, and this requires, according to the governor, "a long time for the preparation and development of the Angels that will work on those broad new powers."
And continue to cream, "you correct the ignorance of the government on the security situation in the province, where they viewed that as if an area under the control of Daash, while Daash not only dominated the Hawija."
And see the governor of Kirkuk, that those "erroneous perception has led to restrictions on the transfer of funds to maintain and converted, and the allocation of projects as not safe, despite the invalidity of that."
Controlled militants (Daash), after the fall of Mosul, on the tenth of June, the government and security buildings in Hawija, and aspects of Zab, Riyadh and Al-Abbasi and Rashad, west of Kirkuk, without resistance from security forces, which pulled out of them.
From the other side says, well-informed views in the province of Basra, had attended a meeting the governor, Majed Nasraoui, with the Prime Minister, in an interview with the newspaper (range), "The local government will revert back to Baghdad after the approval of the Prime Minister, in order to get a rounded funds from last year in 2013, belonging to the province, has not been launched in the current year 2014 ".
Show those actors, that "al-Abadi was Mtfhma funds retained in the case, as it was also serious about expanding the decentralization of powers to the provinces."
This confirms figures attended the meeting, that "Abadi vowed to launch financial allocations for strategic projects, such as electricity and security issues, despite the budget deficit."
Conversely skeptical senior member of the Council of the governor of Basra, Ahmed Al Sulaiti, the possibility of granting "broad powers" to the provinces, attributing the cause to the difficulty of giving up some political forces on the ministerial quotas, which fought for it, "a long conflict."
It is expected Sulaiti, in an interview with the newspaper (range), that "this incident is repeated with the next government, which will not accept the transfer of ministerial powers to the provinces."
The Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, has presided over last Thursday, (the sixth of this November), the supreme body for coordination between the governorates not organized province with the participation of governors and heads of provincial councils and deputy ministers meeting, and said that the priority in spending in the current conditions in Iraq for projects that stimulate economy and support the armed forces, noting that the government is seeking to create a local security systems for managing files, maintaining security, rather than the army.
He also said a statement issued by his office that has been the focus of discussion during the meeting of security cooperation between the provinces and the affairs of the displaced, and the axis of the expansion of powers of the provinces, according to Law No. 21 of 2008, as amended.
The prime minister in his speech at the opening session that the purpose of this meeting is to the success of the provincial labor and building healthy relationships with the federal government to achieve the supreme interest of the country and the provision of services and infrastructure development.
"We are fighting a real war against terrorism must Atmanana to provide services to citizens and to support farmers and encourage investment and get the economy moving.
Ebadi said that "the financial problem that we face are caused by increased consumer spending and other reasons related to the fall in oil revenues as well as the production of low prices, but we have a great opportunity to improve through increased imports and production agreement on the issue of the Kurdistan region's oil."
And on the field of security, said, "The priority is to support the armed forces and the resolution of the war against terrorism and to achieve victory, and we aspire to remove the army from the cities and handing Security Ministry of the Interior, and the Federal Police to be the foundation in the future to maintain security," stressing "the need to set up a sophisticated local security system to the provinces capable of imposing security and stability and the fight against organized crime. "
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