Alsumaria News / Basra
Defended the Committee of the Regions and the provinces of parliamentary, Tuesday, for the amendments made by the law of the provincial councils, and accused the opponents of the amendments not to read or understand the new draft, considered that the law Pencchth amended gives wide powers to provincial councils, with the approval that are not allowed to play the role of the legislative, and puts under the control of the House of Representatives.
The Vice-Chairman of the Committee Mansour al-Tamimi at a press conference at his office in Basra province, attended by "Alsumaria News", "The Committee hopes that the members of the House of Representatives to expedite the vote on the amendments that were made to the law of the provincial non-performing province, No. 21 of 2008," considering that "the opponents of the provincial council members, most of the amendments had not seen the amended version, and perhaps some of them aspire to achieve personal gains."
He Tamimi that "the amendments give the provinces wide powers, but they do not include the granting councils validity of legislative ensure there is no chaos legislative," asserting that "the provincial exploited in the previous period powers the legislative in the issuance of domestic legislation required to increase the salaries of members; and give them additional privileges".
The Al-Tamimi that "the amendments contained in the law empowered the House of Representatives to exercise oversight role of real provincial councils and governors," adding that "Basra is the first beneficiary of the amendments, because it will make the city of potential state," explaining that "the amendments give the provinces half its revenues from the border crossing points that exist within its borders, and Basra is characterized by the multiplicity and diversity of its border, "adding that" the amendments considered that the allocations (petro) of the inalienable rights of the provinces producing oil, and also approved the allocation of the taxes due on the sale of real estate to local governments instead of the Ministry of Finance, as well as to give conservative the rank of Minister."
The Tamimi, "The amendments included a proposal to reduce the number of members of boards of the province, so that it identifies a seat for each 150 thousand citizens, rather than a seat for every 100 thousand," noting that "the law, if approved, makes the next session of the provincial council in Basra consists of 24 members instead of 35", adding "The amendments confirmed the granting of provincial council members for end of service and not the allocation of pensions for them."
He expected the Vice Chairman of the Deputies that "members of the House vote on the amendments after it is first and second readings soon text the amended law," adding that "the ratification of the amended law Pencchth is a great achievement for all provinces."
The law of the provincial non-performing province, No. 21 of 2008 granting the provinces the powers unprecedented in the history of the Iraqi state, as the second article of it was considered that the provincial council is the highest legislative authority and control within the administrative boundaries of the province, and is entitled to the issuance of domestic legislation; to enable the provinces to manage its affairs in accordance with the principle of administrative decentralization; and what does not contradict with the Constitution and laws, and granted the Article VII of the same law of provincial powers of the dismissal of the governor and relief and the appointment of holders of senior positions in the province, and approval of security plans, and make administrative changes in the districts, counties and villages, and to accept or reject donations financial assistance and donations to maintain and control the activities of local executive bodies, except the courts and the military units and colleges and institutes.
The application of the said Act to the emergence of differences between the central government and provincial councils, some of which resulted from the issuance of boards of some provinces decisions suspected of being outside the scope of the powers granted to them under the law of the provincial non-performing province, for example, decisions to dismiss some of the leaders of the police force, and decisions further restrict public freedoms, and in turn complain about most local governments in the provinces of the non-enjoyment of powers to enable it to perform its functions properly, and its overlap with the central government, as well as lack of access to the full dues under the Constitution of the budget and grades.