A parliamentarian talks about the biggest economic mistake that occurred in Iraq after 2003 and holds political forces responsible
Policy 08/10/2020 19:55 789
Baghdad today - Baghdad
A member of the Parliamentary Services Committee, Manar Abdul-Muttalib, said today, Monday, that influential political forces are behind the biggest economic line in Iraq, which is the appointment of large numbers in state institutions at election times, which made the country one of the first countries in the world in terms of the number of employees and overburdened the state budget.
Manar Abdul-Muttalib said, in an interview with (Baghdad Today), that "the improvement in the salary file and the economic recovery that began after 2003 prompted many political forces, especially the influential ones, to convert the file of appointments into an important tool in election seasons to win votes," indicating that
"the preparation The big ones that were appointed in previous years, were without prior planning to take advantage of their capabilities in supporting services, which made Iraq one of the highest countries in the world in terms of the number of employees compared to the number of the population.
Abdul Muttalib added, "ending the effectiveness of the private and mixed sectors is an intentional matter after 2003, despite their great ability to absorb the unemployed." It led to where we are now, due to a large surplus in the number of employees and suffering for the government in securing their monthly salaries."
And she continued, "The solution to the appointments file with all the accompanying problems comes from resolving the birth of the Federal Service Council Law, which will give many solutions and push for the growth of the private and mixed sector and trust them again and reduce the fever of obtaining government appointments, which has become the destination of all Iraqis."
A member of the Parliament's Services Committee indicated that "appointments in government institutions must be in accordance with the principle of actual need and without favoritism being present, and that the doors of the private and mixed sector should be opened and protection for them in terms of production and marketing in order to reduce the turnout for government appointment, because we are We suffer from a very large surplus."