Iraq invents the mechanisms for selecting the Prime Minister over the phone… Communication companies are funding the campaign to keep Al-Kazemi
The Information/Baghdad… The mobile phone companies accused of countless corruption deals in Iraq entered the front line to support the caretaker Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi in obtaining the second term through a media campaign estimated at about 30 million dollars to finance extortion satellite channels to repay him the debt in granting them the licensing round On a platter of gold for free, except for bribes to some officials in his government, with the recognition of the Iraqi judiciary, which rose up to stop the largest corruption deal, according to politicians last year, which was confronted by Muhammad Shiaa al-Sudani.
A member of the Parliamentary Integrity Committee, a leader in the Azm Alliance, Ahmed al-Jubouri, said in a tweet on his Twitter account, “The Information” that “one of the mobile phone companies has contracted with eight well-known satellite channels, contracts starting with one million dollars and ending with six million dollars per year to maintain the caretaker government.”
Al-Jubouri added, “The campaign includes preventing the arrival of Muhammad Shi`a Al-Sudani, as he is the biggest opponent of the corruption of telephone companies in Iraq.
” To find out the fate of the money that was owed and wasted by the government of Mustafa Al-Kazemi.
Al-Bayati added, “As soon as the Sudanese prime minister, the file of telecommunications and corporate corruption is not far from the reform process and the accountability of the corrupt during his rule,” noting that “the campaign led by telecommunications companies aims first to remove any honest person from power at any cost.”
Last year, MP Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani launched a judicial war with the communication companies in Iraq and the Iraqi Media Commission, which he accused of concealing decisions requiring these companies to pay about one trillion dinars to the state in taxes.
Al-Sudani said in previous statements, “The Media and Communications Authority found that one of the mobile phone companies did not fulfill its contractual obligations and seized the frequency spectrum and the fourth generation service, which prompted the authority to inform the company of the legal measures against it.”
He considered that “what is happening in the telecommunications sector is a real farce and flagrant collusion by some officials, because silence about an important sector that provides the state with billions of dollars in addition to being an important and fundamental part of citizens’ lives represents deliberate damage to public money and the public interest.”
Al-Kazemi’s government had renewed the mobile phone license for telecommunications companies for a 5-year period ending by 2026, provided that the companies pay 50 percent of the debts incurred by them in favor of the state, so that this decision faced parliamentary objections, calling on telecommunications companies to pay the debts accumulated on them, not to exploit the state’s capabilities, and to stay away from Covering corruption files.
After more than three months of legal arguments in the framework of a complaint against the government regarding this renewal, which was under the supervision of Al-Sudani, the Karkh Court issued a decision rejecting the renewal of mobile phone company licensing contracts.