Iraq activates Supreme Anti-Corruption Council

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has restructured the Supreme Anti-Corruption Council founded by his predecessor Haider al-Abadi in October 2015.

Abdul Mahdi said Jan. 9 that he would make every effort to allow the council to play a successful role. On Dec. 31, he said he wanted to re-establish the council in order to “take deterrent measures, unite the regulators’ efforts, address corruption and protect public funds.”

The council’s re-establishment comes after last year’s issuance of a report by Transparency International that ranked Iraq ranked 169th out of 180 countries in terms of corruption.

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One Response to Iraq activates Supreme Anti-Corruption Council

  1. Ibn Al Iraq 4th February 2019 at 05:53 #

    Iraqis have long been waiting for strong actions against Corruptions. They desperately seek actions and not slogans with noises that evaporate instantly!!

    Hopes are still there for a proper reforms and changes to the best.

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