Abadi Reaffirms Government’s Commitment to Transfer Power to Provinces

Abadi Reaffirms Government’s Commitment to Transfer Power to Provinces

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi reaffirmed the commitment of the central government to transfer power to the governorates.

Abadi met with the Supreme Coordination Committee between the governorates on Thursday (November 23) in Baghdad, as the Iraqi forces are fighting to clear the last Islamic State (ISIS) holdouts in the deserts.

Iraqi prime minister stressed on the importance of competition between the governorates to provide more services to the Iraqi citizens, premier’s office said in a statement.  

“We have to distinguish between small administration errors and real corruption,” Abadi added, noting the future duty of the government is to fight corruption in the country.

“The priority of our job is to reform in the fields of water and roads’ projects as well as health in Iraq,” he continued.

Abadi also stressed on the need of investment in the country saying the foreign companies should be welcomed to invest in Iraq.  

The premier’s remarks come after the Iraqi forces are fighting the ISIS militants in the deserts of the country on the border with Syria.

The arid, sparsely populated wastelands between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers are the last refuge of the ISIS militants in Iraq after troops and paramilitaries ousted them from both valleys and all urban areas.