Basra The First Deputy Governor of Basra, Eng. Mohammed Taher Al-Tamimi, discussed with the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Ms. Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir, the general security situation in the governorate, and the impact of tribal conflicts on the course of the upcoming elections.
Al-Tamimi stressed during the meeting that the security situation in the governorate is good and stable in all security aspects, and the local government in Basra seeks to limit tribal conflicts in coordination with the security services and religious authorities to resolve these conflicts, and to clear this file completely.
A statement by the Tamimi office said, “Basra’s financial entitlements were discussed to advance the governorate’s reality to establish strategic projects, which will directly contribute to eliminating unemployment and employing the largest possible number of unemployed youth, as well as the first deputy governor’s proposal for the local government’s indebtedness to the Ministry of Finance, which is up to 25 trillion dinars from the ratio of the 5% of the (petro-dollar) of exported and refined oil owed by the federal government, indicating that if these funds are delivered to Basra, it will enable it to advance its economic, service and construction status, and it is true that it is called the economic capital of Iraq.
The statement referred to the discussion of the first deputy with the representative of the United Nations, the new election law, which could bring about a change in the current political situation of the country by electing people who effectively represent their regions, and with UN monitoring to supervise the voting mechanism for the upcoming parliamentary elections, as well as the support of the local government to the office of the Basra Elections Commission in logistical term for the success of the electoral process.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency