8 Ministries federal facing lawsuits for failing the transfer of powers
Local governments plans to sue eight federal ministries and impede the transfer of financial and administrative powers to the provinces.
And threaten provinces filed a complaint before the Federal Court against the ministries, which she described as "uncooperative", and accused of flouting the law by measures to the implementation of the provincial law.
And others explain the reasons for delay in the transfer of powers to the security and economic consequences that Iraq is going through, as well as the appeals made by the previous government to the Federal Court.
But the Presidency of the Council of Representatives says it is keen on the transfer of powers from ministries to local governments confirmed that this law is included in the financial aspect that will stand out in the 2016 budget year.
The House of Representatives has approved at its previous session, the second amendment to the provincial law No. 21 of 2008 gives the oil-producing provinces law five dollars and one dollar allowance for each barrel of oil extracted, and gives them the right to act on a large part of the border outlets revenue. The law also provides for the withdrawal of most of the service ministries and the powers granted to local governments.
He says the governor of Baghdad, Ali al-Tamimi in a statement to the (long) that "Law No. 21 for provincial councils entered into force on the fifth of August to go toward the transfer of the powers of some ministries to local governments and to activate the administrative and financial decentralization system."
Tamimi added that "the Ministries of Health, Youth and Sports, Labour and Social Affairs is collaborating with local governments to transfer its powers," he said, adding "it is trying to circumvent the law by issuing some books and official correspondence to the implementation of the law."
The governor of Baghdad, that "local governments, including the Baghdad government, plans to raise lawsuits against ministries that seek to impede the transfer of powers to the provincial councils."
For his part, Sheikh Mohammed explains Aram, Second Deputy Speaker of the Parliament, that "the Committee of the Regions and the provinces parliamentary expensive follow-up to the transfer of powers from ministries to local governments and is working to monitor this matter."
He said Sheikh Mohammed, in an interview with the (range), "The House of Representatives is keen on the transfer of powers from ministries to local governments and to focus on what the financial terms of the pleura that we are trying to include in the budget year 2016 will have like it."
And refers to the Second Deputy Speaker of the Parliament that "the issue of the budget of important topics because of the war on Daash and the fall in world oil prices, which have implications for the financial realities in Iraq."
In turn, says MP Mutashar al-Samarrai, a member of the Committee of the Regions and the provinces, "The granting of powers of the provinces in the financial management and administrative affairs will end a lot of the difficulties faced by their work and are trying to address all the security and services and economic problems."
Samarrai said (range), that "the previous government attempts to challenge this law before the Federal Court gives the impression that this law will not succeed and therefore there were no serious than some of the ministries in the transfer of powers to local governments."
Attribute the MP from the Union of Forces delayed the transfer of the powers of some ministries to "the security and economic situations, which passes them Iraq," pointing out that "the Government of Abadi pulled appeals to Law No. 21 of the Federal Court; it was not time enough in front of some of the ministries for the transfer of powers."
The prime minister has pledged to Haider al-Abadi, the end of 2014, local governments to withdraw the appeal provincial law No. 21 of 2008 gives the rate at which those governments broad powers.
For his part, says MP Messenger Radi, the other member of the Committee of the Regions and the provinces, he said that "our committee held a meeting a week ago in the province of Babylon, with the provinces of Najaf, Karbala and Diwaniyah to discuss the transfer of powers in application of Law No. 21."
He said Radi, told the (range), that "there is a transfer of powers by the ministries of health, agriculture, education and youth, but not absolute and did not fully," but asserts that "these ministries are better than others."
And he asserts that "the Ministry of Health is determined to make the subject of a central distribution of medicines in her hand and would not allow the transfer of distribution to local governments, which delayed the transfer of powers."
And indicates a member of the Committee of the Regions that "matters relating to the issues of appointments and money will be transferred from ministries to local governments during the next six months, while the transfer of property takes ministries and dismantling of its departments about a year and will be the end of the fifth month of August 2016".
The attention of the Attorney Messenger satisfied that "each ministry investment budget branched into ministerial, with an estimated 2.6 per ten from the size of its budget, dedicated to the provinces and balancing the regions development," adding that "the ministries do not want to give local governments to convert this power to hindering the transfer of powers." .
Radi and asserts that "most of the ministries (Municipalities and Public Works, reconstruction, housing, employment, education, social affairs, health, planning, agriculture, finance, sports and youth not cooperating with the provinces in the application of Law No. 21".
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