Central Euphrates provinces demanding the transfer of federal powers to meet the demands of the demonstrators
Demanded the provinces of the Middle Euphrates, on Sunday, the transfer of federal powers to local governments, according to law, and stressed that most of the demands of the demonstrators are service demands and need the powers to implement them, as charged with eight ministries of dragging its feet in the transfer of powers, it revealed to the Committee of the Regions in the House of Representatives for holding an expanded meeting in the presence of Head of the government and parliament soon to discuss it.
The governor of Babylon honest meaning Royal in an interview to the (long-Presse), on the sidelines of an expanded meeting was held between local administrations in the provinces of the Middle Euphrates and the Committee of the Regions in the House of Representatives, said that "the province of Babylon saw, today, the first conference of the provinces of the Middle Euphrates contract which each of Najaf and Karbala and Babil, Diwaniyah and Muthanna invitation of the Committee of the Regions in the House of Representatives to discuss the reforms and the powers in the provinces. "
Royal added, "The conference discussed the transfer of federal powers to the provinces, which was supposed to be implemented since the month of August were postponed for three months the law," noting that "the ministries did not transfer those powers, but the little ones."
He called the Royal, to the "transfer of powers, according to the text of the law, in order to achieve the reforms demanded by the protesters."
For his part, head of the Najaf provincial council Khader al-Jubouri said in an interview to the (long-Presse), "The province of Najaf called on the prime minister and the House of Representatives to the implementation of the paragraphs of the provincial Law No. 19 of 2013 and the private transfer of powers to the eight ministries and local governments."
He said al-Jubouri, the "Committee of the Regions in the House of Representatives held, today, meeting with governors and heads of provincial councils in the Middle Euphrates to study it and stand on the reasons for non-implementation of the paragraphs of the law by the relevant ministries," adding that "provinces of the Middle Euphrates indicated during the meeting that ministries reluctant to grant local governments the powers set out under false pretenses. "
He Jubouri, that "the conferees called on to take a clear and explicit decisions to implement the law and the transfer of all powers in order to work on the provision of services and the reforms demanded by the protesters, the fact that most of those demands related services."
In turn, the Chairman of the Committee of the Regions in the House of Representatives Khalid Hamad Mafraji said during a press conference held on the sidelines of the meeting, said that "the Committee of the Regions in the House of Representatives were held today, an expanded conference of Governors and the heads of provincial councils of the Middle Euphrates in Babil province to study the issue of the transfer of powers and the demands of the demonstrators."
He explained Mafraji, that "This conference is the first of three conferences to be held soon, where the second conference will be held in the province of Basra to include the provinces of the south and the third in Baghdad to include the remaining provinces," noting that "the conference will examine what ails the provinces of problems and difficulties in the transfer of powers from the ministries process Eight ".
He pointed Mafraji, that "an expanded conference brings together all governors and heads of councils will be followed by the three conferences will be invited Prime Minister and Chairman of the House of Representatives to him to discuss the implementation of Law 19 of 2013 and the private transfer of powers," pointing out that "the participants in the conference today confirmed that most of the demands of the demonstrators are the demands of the service which local administrations had been unable to implement it for non-possession of powers. "
The article (45) of the second amendment to the law of governorates not organized in the territory of Law No. (21) of 2008 voted by parliament in its meeting held in the (23 June 2013), states that "A commission named (the Supreme Commission for Coordination between the provinces) headed by the Prime Minister, and the membership of Ministers (Municipalities and Public Works, and Construction and Housing, labor and social affairs, education, health, planning, agriculture, finance, sports and youth) and Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, governors and heads of provincial councils holds the "transport sub-circuits and devices and functions and the services and functions exercised by those ministries with allocated public budget and staff and personnel allocations, to the provinces within the scope of its functions set out in the Constitution and relevant laws gradually and within a time limit not exceeding two years and remains the role of ministries in the planning of public policy.
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