Parliament takes back Control over Integrity Commission

The Iraqi parliament took back control over the parliamentary  Commission of Integrity from the Council of Ministers on Saturday.

The majority of the members of parliament voted for the new committee law, despite strong opposition form the State of Law Coalition of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

"The parliament can now assign the new head of the Integritee Committee," said MP Muhammed al-Khalidi, according to AKnews.

Until now, the Council of Ministers had the authority to assign the head of the committee. Under the new law, the legislative branch receives an important tool to fulfill its main duty, the control over the government, the executive branch.

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has yet to approve the law.

The Ingetrity Committee needs a new chairman after Judge Rahim al-Ugaili [Rahim Hassan al-Uqailee, Rahim al-Akili; al-Ugeily] resigned last month. Ugaili complained he was lacking political support for his work. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki had criticized the Integrity Committee, saying it failed to fight corruption in public institutions.

Former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi's Al-Iraqiya List voiced support for Ugaili to be re-elected as chairman.

The new law also the establishes three new directorates which are: Extradition office, Studies and Researches office, and the Iraqi Anti-Corruption Academy. The Law established a second deputy position for CoI Commissioner, holding a bachelor degree in education or media, who will be in charge of Education and PR office and relations with NGOs office as well as awarding the employees of CoI additional allocations.

(Sources: AKnews, Commission of Integrity)

2 Responses to Parliament takes back Control over Integrity Commission

  1. gaga 4th March 2013 at 08:44 #

    Basra sign contracts investment of more than $ 450 million to build housing complexes


    Twilight News / municipality revealed the province of Basra, Monday, announced the signing of investment contracts between the Directorate and investment companies to build apartments and residential units in Basra, indicating that the contracts oblige actors, create a green belt of trees around those complexes.

    The director of the municipal Basra Abdul Zahra Mohammed Sweden in an interview with “Twilight News”, “it was signed two استثماريين between two Hawk real estate investments and investor satisfaction in favor of where the contract includes the first building 1822 housing units include apartments number 1468 distributed on 84 residential building different floors and Bmodel four apartments per floor. ”

    Sweden said that “the project includes residential villas by 354 not the kinds and a land area of ​​the project is estimated 227 dunums in Grand County Rabat and cost 249,576,894 Dolarlanchae city ringworm Albesrhalexanah”.

    With regard to the Second Decade explained Sweden that “the second decade included with Almstmther Reza Ibrahim Generation City Aelchenachel residential and total 1377 housing units include villas (vip) with villas of various sizes, as well as apartments number 416 apartments on an area of ​​land 116 dunums in Rabat large and cost $ 200 million “.

    He pointed out that “to add a clause to the contract and that the investor related planting green bar separating the two pieces and the duration of the implementation of the two projects up to 5 years from the date of delivery of the property.”

    The witness Basra since the mid-nineties housing crisis worsened greatly in the past few years as a result of high population growth and escalating immigration from other southern provinces, most notably the repercussions of the crisis rise in house prices and residential plots dramatically.

  2. gaga 4th March 2013 at 08:48 #

    This article is not complete- Questions:
    - which company names are in THE consortium?
    - Which technology Will be used, low cost houses? USD 450 millions?
    - What is the profit: 100% and where this profit is going and how it is divided?
    - Who is paying the construction companies?
    - How is it possible for small companies can give a counter- garantees of 25% to THE banks?
    - These companies will receive down-payments of 25% of USD 450 millions!
    - What are the real references of these companies? NO.
    - What are their social capita? USD 20 000
    - who are the shadow decision makers behind THE deal?

    This case should be brought to the Investigation and to THE Courts before it is late.
    If THE companies are not investigated, it Will be a highway to much bigger corruption in billions USD.
    Companies with 20 000 USD as capital signing 450 millions Usd and without experiences???