Shafaq News / On Sunday, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi presided over the nineteenth regular session of the Council of Ministers, in which the latest developments and general events in the country were discussed, as well as the topics on the agenda.
At the beginning of the session, Al-Kazemi referred to the assassination of civil activist Ihab Jawad Al-Wazni, which was carried out yesterday evening in Karbala Governorate, and directed the Ministry of Interior agencies to quickly investigate and uncover the perpetrators of the heinous crime.
Al-Kazemi stressed that the killers of the activist Al-Wazzani will not escape from the grip of justice, and they will be pursued and punished for every criminal who attempts to tamper with public security.
He indicated that the criminals, after having gone bankrupt in the events of chaos, proceeded to assassinate unarmed activists, but the law will hold them accountable and impose the most severe penalties on them.
In the context of the session, the Prime Minister directed all ministries to mobilize efforts and overcome all obstacles that stand in the way of providing services to citizens, especially in the field of electricity.
And on the recurrence of incidents of burning agricultural crops in a number of governorates, His Excellency directed the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers and governors to take measures to prevent these accidents and limit their recurrence annually.
The Prime Minister also directed the Municipality of Baghdad to assume its full responsibility and implement its duties in carrying out large-scale cleaning campaigns to revive the capital, raise waste and preserve green areas and public parks.
The Cabinet session witnessed a review of the Ministry of Health report regarding the Corona pandemic and the developments of the work of the Committee for Promoting Governmental Measures in the Fields of Prevention and Awareness Health Control regarding limiting the spread of Coronavirus, government procedures for spreading awareness of the risks of the pandemic, and the efforts of the Ministry of Health in providing vaccines and urging citizens to take them.
After the Council of Ministers discussed the topics on the agenda, it issued the following decisions:
1- Approving the allocation of the Ministry of Finance (3) billion dinars to the works of erecting new pumping stations, with rehabilitation and maintenance of old stations in all governorates in the Ministry of Water Resources, from the emergency reserve for the fiscal year / 2021.
2- Approval of the allocation of the Ministry of Finance (3) billion dinars, for rehabilitation and lining works of Shatrah and Al-Kasr in Dhi Qar Governorate to the Ministry of Water Resources, from the emergency reserve for the fiscal year / 2021.
3- Approving the allocation of the Ministry of Finance (3) billion dinars, for the work of raising mud and alluvial deposits from the provider of the dams of Diyala Governorate, to the Ministry of Water Resources, from the emergency reserve for the fiscal year 2021.
Second: Approving the exclusion of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ contract with the Allianz Company from Controls No. (3) attached to the Instructions for Executing Government Contracts (2 of 2014), due to the late arrival of the company’s letter of guarantee after the bidding process, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs bears the correctness of the procedures for opening and analyzing bids for the contract in question. And all other matters and the extent of its compliance with the law and instructions in force.
Third / Postponing the implementation of the Cabinet Resolution (157 of 2021), issued according to the letter of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers numbered (SL / 10/1/11019), dated April 29, 2021, to the next season, regarding the receipt of the barley crop for reasons Installed in the book of the Ministry of Agriculture No. 972 dated April 28, 2021.
Fourth / Amending Cabinet Resolution (130 of 2021), paragraphs (third and sixth), according to the following:
The contract is for one calendar year, and wages are calculated on the basis of the academic year according to the financial allocations allocated in the budget to the free lecturers and administrators working in the Ministry of Education, and this decision shall be implemented as of January 1, 2021.
Fifth / Approval of the draft Child Protection Law, which was examined by the State Council, and referring it to the House of Representatives based on the provisions of Articles 61 / Clause First and 80 / Clause Second) of the Constitution, taking into consideration the remarks of the Legal Department of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers confirmed Pursuant to its memorandum of number (MD / S / 2/2/35 / 59LS) dated January 27, 2021.