Organization: Most of the water violators are powerful personalities who cannot be held accountable
Sweetened Last update 05/28/2022 | 12:52 PM
The environmental expert and head of the Gilgames Organization, Ali Al-Masafi, stressed, on Saturday, that
most of the violators of water resources are influential personalities who cannot be held accountable.
Al-Masafri said in an interview seen by "The Information", that
"there is a great deal of waste in water, due to its misuse in fish-breeding lakes without official licenses in a number of governorates."
Al-Masafi pointed out that “there is a clear weakness in the implementation of government measures represented by the subordination of the director of water resources in each governorate to the control of the governor and the fear of dismissal,” noting that
“most of the transgressors are influential figures who cannot be held accountable.”
Al-Mosafer suggested accelerating the implementation of a package of immediate and future solutions, some of which can be achieved in stages, such as
starting extensive campaigns on the water quotas violators and
submitting them to the Iraqi judiciary,
closing the bypassed mud fish lakes, and
rehabilitating water stations on the main and secondary rivers.
He called for the use of modern methods of agriculture using drip and sprinklers,
because irrigation with tourist irrigation consumes large amounts of water, with the legalization of strawberry cultivation and the imposition of strict control and accountability of transgressors.
Al-Masafi explained that "there are other measures that need national projects or projects that local governments can implement, the most important of which is lining rivers to ensure that sufficient rations reach the beneficiaries without significant water wastage, and a comprehensive review of agricultural plans according to standards that depend on the availability of water."
Al-Masafi demanded that the government work urgently to support farmers in the transition to modern irrigation methods by providing them with equipment or loans with continuous follow-up to the use of loans in their place,
and not to turn into a corruption project, as happened in the “Agricultural Initiative” due to weak control and exploitation of these projects. By officials who are accustomed to corruption and bribery in state departments.” finished/25