3,408 Policy 2021/06/24 22:35
Baghdad today – Baghdad
Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi spoke about raising the dollar exchange rate and its relationship with the poor, noting that raising the exchange rate in return for placing 2.5 billion dollars to support the poor segment, the social protection network, and support for food commodities.
Al-Kazemi accused, during a televised interview with the official channel, some “who tried to change the numbers in the House of Representatives, noting that” after Iraq depended on oil by 96%, the (white paper) provided a percentage of 70% dependence on it, and reform in The administrative and legal sectors, and this required adjusting the exchange rate, and all governments have known this necessity since 2012.”
He added, “Many budget decisions have been changed in Parliament and the budget has been tampered with, and there are those who do not want the government to succeed, as we have submitted an appeal to the budget to the Federal Court, hoping, that the court will play its historic national role to correct mistakes.”
He promised, “The white paper has won international respect and from international financial institutions, and it will work to save Iraq within five years.”
He pointed out, “The age of this government is one year, not seventeen, and with this we faced all challenges in order to preserve the blood of the Iraqis, as Iraq was on the verge of a civil war or a war between two important powers in the region, and we came with this government in order to spare the blood of Iraqis.” And creating an opportunity for hope.”
And he continued, “A year of challenges and a year of attempts to obstruct any reform steps and question the government’s capabilities, was difficult, but Iraq and the Iraqis deserve sacrifice, as our ambition is greater than what we have done in trying security and economic reform, the government was decisive and took strong decisions, pointing to The search, for justice and the concept of the state because we want to build a state, and Iraq needs to rebuild the state.”
Al-Kazemi said, ” This government is not a government of words, and I am not an elected prime minister, but I am a servant of this people, as we have taken reform decisions because we want to reform our country, so I represent Iraq, and our country has gone through difficult circumstances and needs to bring it out to a normal situation, and this needs bold measures.” .
He stressed, ” The government performance report for a year was not written with government tools, but was prepared by neutral experts who have nothing to do with the government, and what the ministries accomplished were evaluated by qualified analysts as well as international experts, as the government report included success in some aspects of the government program, and some joints.” We’re still late.”
Al-Kazemi revealed, ” The current government is facing continuous campaigns of skepticism, but we do not care about them and are keen not to create despair among people, but rather create hope for a better future.”
He added, “We are not convinced of what democracy has produced after 2003, but we are able to correct many mistakes, and we still have an opportunity, and we are still looking for a light at the end of the tunnel, as the government came with major goals, which are holding elections and preparing all the conditions for its establishment and restoring the prestige of the state because it was broken.” It collapsed until this government came to restore confidence in our army and security forces.”
Al-Kazemi touched on the elections, and said, “The elections are a popular demand and the demand of the rational reference, popular forces and parties, and we have an election law and a federal court, and we have provided all support to the Electoral Commission.”
He pointed out, “The electricity situation in Iraq is not satisfactory and the problem is very complicated. Billions of dollars were wasted on electricity, and this government revealed many suspended projects for reasons related to poor planning and corruption, as we revived some projects, noting that last week we opened one of the largest projects in Iraq.” The electrical stations in Samarra, and within months, we will complete the second phase, bringing the total production of them to more than 1,200 megawatts.”
He continued, ” There is a suspended power station project in Al-Muthanna Governorate, we saved the money and overcame the obstacles, and the problem was addressed, as well as the case in Nasiriyah and other power stations that will open soon, as we started the electrical connection with the Gulf countries and completed 85% of the work in Iraq, and in 2022 the connection will be completed.” The entire electrical connection with the Gulf, as well as the electrical connection with Jordan.
Al-Kazemi indicated, “The government came and the situation of a large number of hospitals was collapsing, and at a time of great escalation of the Corona pandemic and a scarcity of beds and medicines, and we only had 7 devices for PCR examination. Today, we have approximately 250 devices throughout Iraq, and an increase in the family and in the oxygen storage, indicating “A number of hospitals that were suffering from cessation and extinction due to corruption and poor planning have been rehabilitated, as we have opened hospitals in Karbala, Nasiriyah and Najaf, and we have a plan to build 43 hospitals throughout Iraq, and we signed to buy devices to care for premature babies and add 13,000 artificial respirators after the number was in the hundreds. “.
He added, “The government came under difficult circumstances, security tension, regional and international tension, a collapse in oil prices and the absence of a budget for 2020, with all this we succeeded in providing security and fighting ISIS and implementing more than 30,000 arrest warrants against organized crime groups, uncontrolled weapons and drug groups.” And we are working to make Iraq a point of convergence and not a cause of imbalance, as the region has conflicts, and Iraq is required to play a role that supports the stability of the region and not terrorize its people, as was Saddam’s reckless policy.
And he stated, “I am not afraid for my future political situation, but I am keen on the reputation of Iraq, which has not witnessed a real economic reform process for more than fifty years.”
3,408 Policy 2021/06/24 22:35