Al-Kazemi: We will give the ministers a choice between staying in the government or running for elections, and for myself, I did not run

Al-Kazemi: We will give the ministers a choice between staying in the government or running for elections, and for myself, I did not run

08-03-2021 05:32 PM

Al-Kazemi - We will give the ministers a choice between staying in the government or running for elections and for myself I did not runToday, Tuesday, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi stated that he will give ministers the choice between staying in the government or running for elections, and while he did not run for elections, he made it clear that the government is investigating by exploiting state resources for electoral purposes.

Al-Kazemi said during the cabinet session held today, Tuesday, ” There are complaints about the exploitation of state resources in electoral campaigns by candidate ministers or by officials who have influence in the state,” explaining that “there should be no overlap in the executive responsibility in this government.” Which we always stress that it is a government of services and actions, and we pledged to be impartial with everyone.”

He added, “We have started investigations in two ministries, and other investigations will be opened in the event that it is proven that there is an exploitation of state resources in the elections. We will give the ministers the choice between staying in the government or running for elections, to prevent the occurrence of such duplication that causes embarrassment to the government in front of the people,” noting, ” On a personal level, I did not I am running in the elections, to send a message to the citizens that this government has come to serve you and stands at the same distance from everyone.”

He continued that “state resources earmarked for the benefit of the people, and one of the reasons for the failure and failure in Iraq is to exploit state resources for the benefit of some parties and the owners of influence over Iraq in general account and announced yesterday the day for the white paper to reform the application, a paper for administrative reform and address the causes of the decline of the Iraqi economy, so it is not It is reasonable for us to take a reform step on the one hand and take another step that impedes the reform process.”

He pointed out that “there are complaints about candidates who deceive people for electoral purposes, that they are appointed in the tribal mobilization. These complaints and accusations are verified, and any promises in return for the elections are unrealizable promises and deceptive promises,” stressing “the direction of all ministries to support the Electoral Commission with all the support it needs.” “.

He stated that “the Ministry of Finance has great challenges and is complaining about the failure of some ministries to pay the due financial revenues, and we direct the laggard ministries to speed up the payment.”

He concluded his speech by saying, “Our visit to Washington was successful by all standards, and its goal was to develop bilateral relations between Iraq and the United States of America, organize them in the security aspect and build strategic relations in the fields of economy, health, culture, environment and energy, and we need the relevant ministries to take steps to provide the appropriate conditions from order to implement what was agreed upon, which is in the service of the country and its people.”

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