The Prime Minister Mr. Adel Abdul Mahdi presided the first session of the Supreme Council for Anti-Corruption held on 31/Dec./2018 and attended by the heads of the Public Prosecution, Judicial Supervisory Authority, Federal Board of Supreme Audit, Integrity Commission, General-Inspector of Interior Ministry and number of Counselors.
During the meeting, Mr. Abdul Mahdi stated that the aim of restructuring Supreme Council for Anti-Corruption is to enable it taking deterrent measures and unifying the efforts of the audit bodies in the context of new work capable of confronting any party or individual whatever its position, and acting as a state in detecting corruption and protecting community, citizens and public fund alike.
His Excellency added that this action is a consequence of realizing our pledge in government platform, which was approved by the Council of Representatives and became enforced . Hence, the Supreme Council for Anti-Corruption should have sufficient administrative and legal powers to control the file of corruption and acquaint with shortcomings in following-up, implementing and proceed in a single track for realizing clear outputs and prevent the severe damage that adversely affect the position of state, community and reputation of citizens in general. This decline must come to an end, and consider corruption as an enemy just like ISIS terrorist gang.
During the first meeting, they discussed working mechanisms and agreed on the timings of procedures commencement according to new contexts.