Al-Sudani subjects Iraqi government officials to evaluation: work or dismissal

Al-Sudani subjects Iraqi government officials to evaluation: work or dismissal

12-13-2022

Al-Sudani subjects Iraqi government officials to evaluation - work or dismissalOn Monday evening, Iraqi Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani gave all his government officials a specific period to evaluate their work, vowing to dismiss those who fail to do so during this period.

Al-Sudani presided over an extraordinary session of the Council of Ministers, which witnessed the approval of the government program and a unanimous vote on it by the members of the Council.

Al-Sudani stressed during the meeting that the government program represents the future vision of the government and translates the plans and programs of the ministries that it intends to implement for the next stage. According to a statement by his media office.

He added that the government’s work will be evaluated in light of its planned government program, and the evaluation will include ministers, agents, governors, advisors and general managers, according to specific timings.

He gave the general managers three months, starting tomorrow, Tuesday, after which their performance will be evaluated according to what has been implemented on the basis of the government program.

While ministers, undersecretaries, governors and advisors will be given six months, after which their work will be evaluated in light of the implementation of the government program and their commitment to its main axes and priorities, according to the statement.

The special session witnessed extensive discussions regarding the mechanisms for implementing the government program, and affirmation of commitment to it by ministers and advanced cadres in all ministries and agencies.

The government program, which was voted on by the Council of Ministers in its extraordinary session, includes “the completion of lagging hospital projects (Basra with 400 beds, Maysan with 400 beds, and Anbar with 200 beds), and the construction of 2,000 to 5,000 schools within the Iraq Fund for Development – ​​Education Sector,” according to the Iraqi News Agency. “conscious”.

According to the agency, it also includes “distributing 500,000 housing units with soft loans, establishing new residential cities with full services, as well as opening six major hospitals in the governorates (Babylon, Najaf, Dhi Qar, Karbala, Maysan, Basra, and Tikrit).”

The program also includes “launching the fourth license to establish a national telecommunications company, which will undertake to improve the service and reduce its prices,” according to the agency, which indicated that it also includes “urgently starting an integrated project to remove traffic jams in Baghdad by building tunnels, bridges, and rehabilitating highways.”

It also contains “improving and raising the items of the food basket, increasing the number of people covered by the social welfare network and increasing the subsidy rate, in addition to increasing loans to support small projects by increasing the fund’s capital four times over the current amounts.”

It also seeks to “carry out a large and urgent campaign to maintain the electric power production stations (the completion of new stations, the installation of mobile stations, the completion of solar energy projects),” according to the same source.

What the Council of Ministers approved on Monday is a detailed government action program, while the House of Representatives voted last October 27 in favor of broad lines for the government program and granting confidence to the Sudanese government.

Al-Sudani formed his government commissioned by the “Coordination Framework”, an alliance of Shiite forces close to Iran, which managed to push the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, to stop his attempts to form a “national majority government” and withdraw from parliament last June.

With the formation of the government, Iraq will have moved to a new stage after two political and security crises that lasted more than a year after the October 2021 elections, and the country witnessed tensions that amounted to an armed clash in the capital, Baghdad, between militants affiliated with the Sadrist movement on the one hand, and the security forces and fighters from armed factions allied to Iran on the other.

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