Basra The MP for Basra Governorate, Ahmed Taha Al-Rubaie, revealed, on Friday, that suspicious financial transactions for an amount exceeding (30) billion dinars were deducted from the salaries of the employees of the Basra Governorate Education Directorate, as retirement deductions, but they did not reach the retirement fund for years, “calling to open a fundamental investigation and refer the perpetrators to justice.
Al-Rubaie said in a press statement, “We have seen the suffering of the retired segment in the Basra Education Directorate and the delay in completing their transactions and receiving their pension benefits for more than five months.”
He added, “It became clear to us through the information we received about the loss of an amount of approximately (30) billion dinars from the retirement deductions of the Basra Education Directorate, which delayed the payment of their pension salaries for many months and caused an increase in the suffering of this segment.”
He stressed that “this case indicates a state of corruption or mismanagement in the disbursement of all or some of these sums in certain sections other than those designated for them without legal cover and support.” He called on the local government in Basra to intervene directly and quickly to solve the problems of retirees.
Al-Rubaie called on “the competent authorities in the Office of the Province and Financial Control, the Federal Integrity Commission and the Public Prosecution to withdraw the hands of officials in the Basra Education Directorate and prevent them from traveling to conduct a fundamental investigation into the matter and refer the perpetrators to justice.”
He pointed out the need for the Basra Education Directorate and the Directorate of Retirement to provide an explanation of the circumstances of the issue and at the utmost speed and to work to do justice to the retired educators’ segment in honor of the efforts they made to serve the generations.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency