Iraq recorded rate rise in government bribes in institutions
Iraq recorded a rise in the rate of government bribes its institutions
Baghdad, 5 December / December (Rn) - showed a statistical announced by the Iraqi Ministry of Planning Monday a remarkable increase in the rate of bribery in government institutions.
And corruption is a serious problem facing the government, which was occupied during the last years to provide security. The government is trying to improve its image, especially after he accused the ministers of corruption.
And an index of corruption in the past few years by Transparency International, Iraq among the most corrupt countries in the world.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Planning Abdul-Zahra al-Hindawi told the Kurdish news agency (Rn) that the proportion of bribes to employees of state institutions amounted to 11.5% during the current year.
He continued, saying "This is a large percentage. This increase was due to disable a lot of service projects."
Iraq has been several months since the demonstrations organized by the local residents often demand through anti-corruption and the exclusion of corrupt officials.
Hindawi said "The Ministry of Planning to pursue a project that was delayed because of bribery, nepotism and administrative and bureaucratic circles."
"It will be the Ministry of Planning rebounds minutes to offsetting projects in 201. With the ministry will try to reduce the proportion of the remaining ministries bribery in state institutions."
And criticized the Iraqi government reports of Transparency International on corruption and said it is not accurate and are based on information they received through the local and foreign companies failed to implement service projects in Iraq.
Iraq has the fourth largest oil reserves in the world, but successive governments could not provide public services to residents despite the passage of eight years of the fall of the former Iraqi regime.
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