Deputy for Iraq: the powers granted to Basra may be an attempt by the government to activate the Law of Governorates

2/15/2012 | (Voice of Iraq) - add comment -
Baghdad - where the MP for the coalition of the center falls in the Iraqi List, Walid Mohammadi that the decision to grant powers to the province of Basra is a move to reform and to address some outstanding issues between the central government and local government there. said Mohammadi told all of Iraq [where] on Wednesday that "this initiative from the central government may be trying to activate the law of the provinces, which includes [21] a special paragraph to grant powers to the provincial councils, "asserting that" some of these paragraphs are the focus of a difference between the central government and the provinces because of the overlap of some powers and which is modified. " and added that "the powers that were granted to the provinces few and do not meet the needs of the provinces and ask the government to increase the powers of the provinces to be no flexibility in the application of their budgets in the application of laws and provide services. " And on the Anbar province, said Mohammadi out that "there are claims of the tribes in Anbar province to set up Anbar province, has arrived today to [50%] and we will go in Mtalibatna but it needs some time. " and visited Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's Basra province last Sunday, accompanied by a number of ministers and the holding of the meeting of the Council of Ministers which give many of the legal and administrative powers to the provincial council.

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