Zebari told the Guardian: soldiers [aliens] of most prominent corruption cases 2/20
Zebari told the Guardian: soldiers [aliens] of the most prominent corruption cases
2/20/2016 0 Comments
British newspaper The Guardian quoted Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari as saying that "the issue of ghost soldiers [known locally Balvdhaiaan] is one of the most prominent cases of corruption" in Iraq.
And lying Zebari since the beginning of this month at a hospital in London after undergoing surgery there in the bones of the leg and getting on sick leave in the job continue to two months, as the Finance Ministry said.
And transmits Guardian journalist Martin Chuluuv - in an article published today about corruption in Iraq - Zebari as saying that "one of the most prominent corruption cases in the country is the issue of ghost soldiers" in reference to the allocation of salaries for soldiers do not have a real presence to go those salaries to officials the army and the government.
Chuluuv indicates that Iraq is facing a major financial crisis due to falling oil prices, prompting the government to take a public policy to fight corruption, a policy that has the support of supreme religious authority, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani.
The Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, said in his speech during discuss ways to combat terrorism, which was held in New York on 29 September 2015 meeting, "we have to cancel more than 50,000 of ghost soldiers [aliens] that they only receive salaries without having to perform a service and this was the costing up to $ 500 million annually. "
The annual report of Transparency International on corruption in the world, has filed Iraq as part of the ten most corrupt countries in the world for 2015.