August 17, 2015
Iraqi oil Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi told the press that talk frequently about corruption and this is definitely a hot topic, asking: "what is corruption? Aho theft and tampering with public money. Or is it wasting because of exchange rules and systems labour, supervision and planning that used State. Or both?
The Minister replied he Islamic Supreme Council headed by Ammar al-Hakim said, adding: "the total financial budgets of Iraq about $ 850 billion, since 2003 and the present day, not to mention other resources must be given to corruption that penetrate into him these numbers through 3 levels.
He added explaining: first, it is the personal corruption that consumes 3% from the sum of these numbers.
Any exploitation of the site of special benefits, the correct estimate, sapped of 25.5 billion dollars.
These huge sums mean that what robbing with scams and haraam wealth is haraam not less than 2 billion dollars annually.
This is a great catastrophe that must be addressed and limitation of access to the stop.
He pointed out that by "scanning" and "Transparency International" Iraq ranked 6 or 7 before recent 16 100 countries although there is a long debate about the criteria used by these organizations. He said the second is corruption of the system.
And here the origins issue two. First, sagging State into the State of social care (care of weak devoted laziness and dependence) and State public services it consumes via operational budget – mostly salaries and wages and retirement allocations and policies support – for more riches in Exchange for a bit of production and services.
He stressed that this is a corrupt system that consumed at least half of the amounts of the successive budgets, about $ 425 billion and represents no productive work over 6%, calculated on the basis of the statistics indicate that in the State do not exceed 20 minutes per day there is waste to nearly 94% of budgets.
This represents more than $ 400 billion.
Secondly, misuse of funds and planning we have accumulated in the Ministry of planning some 9,000 disabled project worth $ 300 billion convergence and implementation rates 5-90% were completed on time, mostly late for years, why, cause loss, freeze and eat and not taking advantage of huge funds, lost or suspended between courts and banks and mutual actions between the State, businesses and contractors.
Abdul-Mahdi said that the third thing is hampered by bureaucracy and business rules and decisions of the State Ballet and improvised actions, behaviors, social, political and economic mainstream book by only divorce and development.
He added that budgets totaling nearly $ 850 billion over 12 years, without capital, national and foreign investments, would, if trapped, entangled, to several factors including culture and militant actions.
It would mean if injected into markets and production sites and trillions of dollars of value added and generated, and a doubling of new courses, which would repair a society lagging behind or whatever.
Noting in this regard that the Marshall plan to rebuild Europe after World War II had reached 15 billion dollars for the years 1947-1951 and the present value of an amount equivalent to 148 billion dollars which almost counterbalance Iraq (not approved) in 2014 alone.
Iraq had occupied the Centre 170 on the index of transparency International last year 2014. This is a non-governmental organization based in Berlin-based evidence annually to corruption among the political parties, the police and the judicial system and public services in all countries.
And Iraqi oil Minister comes at a time of continuing in Iraq three weeks ago of demonstrations against corruption and lack of basic services, especially electricity, calling for punishment of those responsible. The demonstrators accuse a number of civilian political activists which govern the country of corruption and lack of experience in managing these files
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