According to several sources, the administration of Basra province council has dismissed the director of Basra Investment Commission, Dr. Haider Ali Fadhil. Ahmed Ali, a member of the committee, was appointed in his place.
Meanwhile, Alsumaria TV reports that Dr. Fadhil was dismissed by Basra's governor, but that the Council has objected to the dismissal and reappointed him, stating that the Governor acted beyond his authority.
The Investment committee in Basra province started its work officially at the beginning of October, 2008 after it was formed with support from the British government.
A spokesperson for the Commission stressed that its doors are still open to receive the investors and to help them to implement their projects.