Al-Sudani confirms his follow-up to the ongoing investigations into the theft of tax secretariats file
Tuesday, 15 November 2022 8: 46 pm
Baghdad/ National News Center
Prime minister Mohamed Shiaa al-Sudani confirmed on Tuesday that he is personally following up the ongoing investigations into the theft of tax secretariats.
Al-Sudani said during a press conference held in Baghdad by his/ The National News Center/that
“the field visits we are conducting are the most important axes of the current government's work and
from this point of view came our visit to Kadhimiya hospital and some imagine that the purpose of our visit was to take pictures, and
we emphasize that the goal is to ascertain the level of service provision and the status of the hospital”. He added,
”the working conditions of doctors are bad in Kadhimiya hospital and
their quotas are very few and not commensurate with their number, and the
Ministry of Health has formed a team that provided a list of the needs of Kadhimiya hospital". Al-Sudani stressed that ”within the government's directions
to deal with unnecessary spending, we directed the legal department to implement the law on the abolition of financial privileges for officials
and instructed the Financial Supervision Bureau to follow up the ministries to ensure the implementation of the law on the abolition of official privileges". He stressed
the “exclusion of peasants and farmers from the use of sprinkler irrigation systems during the current season”. Al-Sudani said “
"I am personally following the ongoing investigations into the theft of tax and Customs secretariats' funds, and
the investigations should be based on the exact amount stolen,
so the Council of ministers issued a decision today to authorize the Prime Minister's office to contract with one of the major international companies in financial auditing, for the purposes of auditing tax and Customs guarantees,” pointing out that
”there are agreements that give Iraq the right to import wanted and stolen public money.
”The mobile phone companies have paid their debts as a condition for renewing their contracts, and we have commissioned the Ministry of communications to prepare a study to launch a fourth mobile phone license,”he said.
“The political agreement paving the way for the formation of the government provided for addressing the points of disagreement and there is a real desire to solve the outstanding problems with the Kurdistan region,”he said. He pointed out that
”Iraq is part of OPEC and is one of the main countries in it and the third producer in terms of quantities, and
we see in the government the need to reconsider the amount allocated to it within OPEC, as well as
we are keen to keep the oil price at least one hundred dollars". He explained that
“Iraq is keen on its Arab depth and its leading role in the region, and
as for relations with Saudi Arabia, there are foundations and agreements that support the strengthening of our bilateral relations.