.. parliamentary Integrity charges the former minister of electricity with the responsibility of neglecting equipment estimated at $ 7 billion outdoors
Saturday, 30 June 2012 08:42
Shafaq News/ The member of the Parliamentary Committee on Integrity Hussein Assadi said in an interview with "Shafaq News" "The former Minister of Electricity Karim Wahid left power stations valued at more than $ 7 billion outdoors in bad storage conditions in the area of Khor Al-Zubair in Basra."
The al-Assadi said that "some stations go back to 2006 like the heat station of the province of Nineveh, which is still existent now in the same place, , and there is another station located there since 2008 belonging to some provinces imported from the German company Siemens which was possible to produce 9000 MW, and solve the power crisis left also in the open. "
al-Assadi said he that visited the site late last month and found that the equipment has been stored in bad conditions, although some of it has a label in which it is instructed to be kept at a temperature 7-35 ° C, while temperatures in Basra, and under the direct sunlight reach to more than 65 degrees Celsius " .
"it is surprising that the Ministry of Electricity continues to import stations till now and throw it outdoors, " He said, noting that "the Integrity Committee formed an investigative committee for the subject and discovered that some electronic equipment has been damaged by termites and others had been stolen."
"the Commission's report said there is bad planning and waste of public money," noting that "the matter is currently before the courts and the major man charged is Karim Wahid and the ministers who came after him and even the undersecretaries , as well as the general managers." He added.
Karim Wahid, who was the Minister of Electricity in the previous session of the government of Nuri al-Maliki resigned , in 2010, after protest demonstrations launched from the province of Basra due to power outages in the summer.