Parliamentary Energy: What is spent on electricity in Iraq is equivalent to the budget of countries
economic Last update 06/05/2022 | 1:19 pm
A member of the Parliamentary Electricity and Energy Committee, Suhaila Al-Sultani, confirmed, on Sunday, that
what is spent on the electricity sector is equivalent to the budget of entire countries, noting that
the government failed to develop the electricity network and confront the parallel market.
Al-Sultani said in an interview seen by "The Information", "The huge amount of money spent on the electricity sector is beyond the imagination of any Iraqi citizen, and
its budget is close to the budget of countries that subsist entirely on these sums that are spent on electricity in our country."
She added, "The instability of electrical energy despite the amounts spent; Its cause is rampant corruption, in addition to corruption in all parts of the state.”
She pointed out that “the government failed to develop the electricity network and also confront the parallel market, and did not take bold steps to liberalize this sector and meet the simplest requirements of citizens, and did not find radical solutions to the electricity problem..
Al-Sultani stressed, "We did not see any supervisory role for the Baghdad governorate when imposing a specific price for one ampere, as
many families file complaints and find negligence from the relevant authorities with the generator owners, and
the generator owners turned into merchants who deal in billions, and
the government failed to monitor and hold them accountable." finished/25