USAID discovers corruption in the procurement of Iraqi ministries

USAID discovers corruption in the procurement of Iraqi ministries



Confirmed by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) provided nearly nine billion dollars in support of Iraq since 2003, and will continue for a few more years, despite shrinking budgets, and showed that more corruption in Iraqi ministries is through the procurement system used.

The director of the agency Thomas tulle in a meeting with a number of media, including the long-Presse: The size of the subsidies granted to Iraq since 2003 to now nearly nine billion dollars, including 200 million for 2013, the current, indicating that this support is reduced compared to previous years but our work continues for a few years to come. He added tulle: to support the Agency focuses on the areas of infrastructure, education, health, agriculture, financial sector reform democratic governance and support of the elections, pointing out that the organizations that supported the agency provided aid to the 1715 case of the most vulnerable groups in society, especially women, as well as the submission billion dollars in small loans to about 400 thousand people helped to secure 400 thousand jobs.

The director of the U.S. Agency for International Development, the agency has in collaboration with UNICEF vaccinate 98 percent of the children of Iraq, noting that the agency has provided support to the agricultural sector local and that sector fish farming has doubled its production of five thousand tons to 80 thousand tons to reach sales of fish farmers to 142 million dollars now. Toole confirmed the presence of auditors and Iraqi oversight committees to monitor the functioning of the organizations that support by the agency, and continued: in the event of detecting corruption process calls for the organization returns the funds given to the organization concerned or refer the matter to the local authorities or the Iraqi judiciary.

Saw director of the U.S. Agency for International Development, that the most important problem of corruption in Iraqi ministries concerning the procurement system followed them, revealing that there is coordination with the Office of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, and the Advisory Board at the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, to address the issue of the procurement system in the Iraqi ministries. He tulle: that the Agency carried out a training cadres of 13 Iraqi Ministry of encouraging them to apply new purchases on the systems according to international standards. And the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is an agency of the United States federal government, which is primarily responsible for the management of external assistance to civilians.

The foundations of former President John F. Kennedy, the agency in 1961 administrative order to implement development assistance programs under the Foreign Assistance Act, and the work of Congress to update the mandate through a number of annual financial dependence laws and other legislation. In spite of the fact that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), one of the agencies of the U.S. government technically independent, but they are subject to foreign policy directives of the President of the United States of America and the United States Secretary of State and the National Security Council.

The director of the agency operates within the foreign policy directives and powers of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, is seeking the U.S. Agency for International Development to help people to improve their living conditions and recover from disasters, or those people who are struggling to live in a free and democratic nations. Agency’s objectives include the provision of economic assistance and humanitarian and development around the world to support the implementation of the foreign policies of the United States. The agency works in Africa, Asia and the Near East, Latin America and the Caribbean and Europe.