Provincial reforms: administrative chaos and a settling of accounts .. parties and prevent prejudice to its representatives

01/09/2015 19:56

Long-Presse / Baghdad
After a month of the launch of reforms in the provinces in conjunction with a series of reform measures announced by the government early last August, it seems that what has been achieved on the ground less than expected.

Officials in the central and southern governorates and talking about the absence of a unified and well thought out vision of some of the decisions that were often hasty.

Officials point out that some of the measures were to liquidate political opponents and personal goals, and some influential conservative parties stopped a number of changes in the joint managing to maintain.

Some provinces have criticized the decision to sack the municipal councils, describing it as "illegal", noting that caused disrupt work in the province, with still some conservatives who sacked in a wave of demonstrations and prior continuing to work, such as the governor of Najaf, Adnan Zurfi.

He criticized House Speaker Saleem al-Jubouri, last August, some of the reforms taken by the provinces to coincide with the reforms launched by the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, which, promised "a settling of accounts."

And it announced that most of the provinces for a series of administrative reforms in response to the demands of the protesters dissatisfied with poor services and who also demanded the sacking of a number of heads of operational units and conservatives, and they proved to corruption charges.

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He says Luay al-Yassiri, vice chairman of the Najaf provincial council (range), "The Council passed a resolution to look for sources of funds in all grades of staff in accordance with the principle (Where did you get this?").

The Council, according to Yasiri, reducing the number of committees within it to 15 instead of 24, to compress expenditure and reduce the slack administrative system.

Najaf provincial council issued decisions to exempt the directors of departments who have been their presence 4 years, in addition to a number of actions concerning the fight against corruption, and the formation of a committee to follow up the construction and investment projects.

On the other hand lingered Council of Najaf, according to Yasiri, sack and solving councils and district contrary to what has done a number of provinces. The official says al-Najafi, "We have sent books to the parliament ask them for a legal solution to the councils, and answered that it is unconstitutional."

Zurfi still a conservative!

Najaf was the first provinces that preceded the demonstrations to sack their portfolios Adnan Zurfi, who refused to attend the questioning session in July. But Yasiri asserts that "Zurfi is still going on in his work."

The vice chairman of the province of Najaf that the Office of the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi books sent to the province to keep Zurfi serving in his position until a discriminatory decision of the court about the decision to sack him after stabbing conservative decision.

Najafi believes that the official "Book of the government illegal, and contrary to Law 21, which regulates the affairs of the provinces," and expressed his fear that Zurfi remain in his position until the end of his term, which ends after two years. It is likely that the delayed decision Yasiri discrimination until that time.

The House of Najaf had agreed earlier on the receipt of the first Deputy Governor Zurfi office until the election of another conservative.

The fate of the municipal councils

Najaf early and avoided the legal debate about the decision to "solve the municipal councils," and Houma signed by the rest of the provinces such as Babylon, which entered in disarray, some officials returned to their jobs and others have decided to close its offices in compliance with the voices of the demonstrations.

He says Aqeel al-Rubaie, vice president of the Council of the province of Babylon (range), he "would have been better call an election for district councils and district instead of a pink slip," adding that "the decision to dissolve the councils was hasty and some of them presented appeals to the courts and got on the responses of varying enabled some of them return with others to leave their offices are closed. "

Rubaie believes that "more municipal councils were redundant rings and deviated from its executive bodies to monitor the promoter of corrupt deals, and began to convert the service projects and influential tribal chiefs."

Obstacle conservative parties

Conversely Babylonian official says that the Provincial Council began early to hold meetings with the demonstrators and residents to begin operations in conjunction with the reformist government reforms in Baghdad.

He said al-Rubaie, "We decided to change the directors of departments who spent four years in the service", but asserts that it "dead decisions" because of the intervention of the governor, meaning honest, and prevent the implementation of many of them, and the continued protection of parties to Mmthelha in those positions.

He said the local official, that "the governor of Babylon restored water resources director, and director of Moadh chemical and fertilizer factory in the embankment area, and director of communications department after being forced staff in those departments to demonstrate in support of these."

And the intervention of the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, last August, to end the violent confrontation might occur between riot police and protestors in front of the province of Babylon building, after local forces declared a curfew, but was lifted from the intervention of the Prime Minister.

Babylon protesters accuse their portfolios with a number of files of corruption, and the appointment of his brothers in the official sites, as well as the deterioration of services in the province, which is the worst on the level of Iraq.

Reform to hit opponents

To that he criticized the MP for Diwaniya Abdul Ilah Naieli decisions of some provinces and counted "the liquidation of dissidents."

Naieli said, in connection with the (range), "The reforms, some provinces were not required level, was not convincing political blocs or the demonstrators." He believed that "what he had done some conservatives and some provincial councils did not address deviations in those provinces, and some of these measures chaotic and illegal is not in keeping with the Constitution."

He attacked Naieli, a coalition of law, some provinces judge's decision to dismiss a number of directors of departments under the pretext of continuing the service four years ago. He felt "included incompetent because of the official period of service condition."

He denies member of a coalition of state law to make any change in Diwaniyah, but asserts that "continuous bargaining between the governor and the Council where the exchange charges and lawsuits to resolve the two sides."

And on the resignation of the Governor of civil Ammar, who announced after the prime minister refused to ask for exemption made by the earlier, he questioned the Naieli stressing that "the rejection of government informally."

The governor of Diwaniyah, announced Friday that his resignation, which are submitted to the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi was due to the intervention of the political blocs in the provincial council paper reform announced, and among that he had submitted his resignation to Ebadi, unless it is granted governors greater powers, asked him to "undermine" work provincial councils and interventions.

And he gave the governor of Muthanna on the same day his resignation to the government, but he did not say whether his decision was approved or not?